Ruark’s Revolutionary 100 Series Music System Beautifully Connects You to Music
Ruark has released their 100 Series of music systems in Malaysia today, offering a leap in evolutionary audio quality and a seamless fusion of artistry and innovation. Encompassing years of knowledge with a stunning new look, the R410 offers exceptional audio experiences that will strike a harmonious chord with the heart and soul.
“As Ruark’s sole distributor in Malaysia since 2020, we are thrilled to be bringing in these incredibly fine audio products that are sure to impress music lovers and design aficionados alike,” said Mr. Soong Jan Hsung, Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Group. “With the 100 Series, VSTECS and Ruark are excited to once again level up our customers’ music-listening experience with products that look as good as they sound.”
“After three years of development, we are truly excited as to what the 100 Series offers and believe that it will open a new and exciting chapter for Ruark. Apart from the tweeter drivers taken from our award-winning MR1 speakers, absolutely everything about our 100 Series is new! Customers can expect the 100 Series to feature products that are designed to be seen and engineered to be heard,” said Alan O’Rourke, Managing Director, Ruark.
From LPs in the fifties, CDs in the eighties to MP3s in the noughties, the way we listen to music is constantly evolving. Today, there is a huge range of streaming services allowing us to access music old and new. The R410 has been primarily designed for streaming and making the very best of music and radio services that are available online, even though users can still connect with legacy devices such as a turntable or CD drive.
The 100 Series provides music lovers with a powerful processor capable of supporting the highest quality audio files and streams, which include Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Apple AirPlay and Chromecast built-in. This processor for R410 also provides a slick user interface, handling commands from the RotoDial controller – a feature carried over from their R-Series, and smartphone apps, promptly displaying the interaction on the new high-resolution colour display. Meanwhile, the display’s portrait orientation emulates how users view music services on their smartphones, making navigation intuitive and convenient.
Designed to be Seen
With exquisite attention to detail, perfect proportions, and a modern take on seventies-inspired styling, the R410 is designed to enhance interior spaces. Only the finest quality materials have been used, from the hand-crafted grille and cabinet to the precision-formed components. The 100 Series showcases Ruark’s careful balance of the synergy between cabinet, amplifier, and drive unit design. Further adding to the aesthetic of the R410, is new material selected for the grille construction and enclosure. Engineered from sustainable woods that have been spliced, coloured, and recomposed, the resulting eco-wood closely resembles slow growing hardwoods, but with the added benefit of consistent grain patterns and colour that’s less prone to change with time.
Additionally, the 100 Series features improvements to the RotoDial control system – a unique characteristic of Ruark products since the introduction of their R1 in 2006, making it a tactile treat to use. Moreover, the R410 also comes with a matching rechargeable remote with enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, meaning that aiming is not required. Like a quality watch, it’s an item that customers love to use, as it looks and feels so good.
Engineered to be Heard
The striking design of the 100 Series conjures up high expectations in sound, and in this respect, the R410 delivers. The optimised reflex enclosures within the cabinet provide ideal conditions for long-throw NS+ bass-mid-units. These units are larger in diameter than previous models and deliver seamless, powerful, controlled bass through to a natural midrange, with the custom 20mm tweeters for the R410 – adding superb detail and ambience.
Ruark has also selected a new-generation of digital amplifiers for the R410. Providing high efficiency and output with ultralow distortion. A complete two-channel amplifier assembly is mounted directly onto the rear of each bass mid-unit, keeping important signal paths optimised and as short as possible. Along with audiophile-grade components, Burr-Brown DACs, a fully active speaker system and the latest audio processing technologies, Ruark has achieved a magical leap in performance that will bring customers closer to the sounds they love.
Pricing and Availability
The R410 will be available for purchase starting end of Q4 2023 at specialised stores like Atlas Sound and Vision (The Gardens Mall), Charlie Care, Audio Concept, Grex Multimedia, Mylo Trading, Impulse Gaming (KL Flagship Store), Begins Acoustic, Style Laser, TechX Malaysia, Top Audio Marketing, Maison Audio, Direct-D, Asia Sound Equipment, Cinesound Gallery, Harmonic AV, Shomez, Lazada and Shopee.
For more information on the availability of Ruark products in Malaysia, please visit: https://www.ruarkaudio.my/shop-now/
The R410 will be priced at RM8,899.
R410 Features at a Glance
|(High resolution music file support up to 24-bit 192kH) Spotify ConnectTidal ConnectApple AirPlay 2Chromecast built-in
|DAB/DAB+/FM & Internet radio
|aptX HD Bluetooth connectivityHDMI with eARC TOSLINK digital input (24-bit 192kHz)UPnP™ media server compatible RIAA phono input
|H133 x W560 x D290mm 9.5kg
|High-resolution 4in colour TFT
|Fully Active 120W RMS Digital Class D amplifier 2 x 20mm silk dome tweeters and 2 x 100mm long throw NS+ bass mid units Dual bass reflex enclosures
|Rechargeable RotoDial Bluetooth remote included.