Ruark Audio R3S Compact Music System
Ruark Audio R3S Compact Music System
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Ruark Audio R3S Compact Music System

The Ruark R3S is an all-in-one music system. It can play CDs, radio (FM/DAB/Internet), streaming services, Bluetooth, and any other source via either analogue or digial input.
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Ruark Audio R3S Compact Music System

The R3S helps you connect with the music you love, no matter the format.

Pull up a chair, take the weight off your feet. Stream something new or find those CDs you thought you had forgotten about and listen to something from a while back. The memories, in high definition detail, come flooding back. With R3S it’s time to discover again the music you love and just how enjoyable and relaxing listening can be through a system that will enhance your home and life.

Compact design, expansive sound

Building upon its already impressive performance for 2023, R3 has been further refined and is now named R3S. Outwardly R3S retains the same beautiful compact design with its acoustically tuned handcrafted cabinet and high contrast O-LED display, but inwardly R3S features a powerful new processor and revised circuitry to deliver slicker performance and an even more engaging sound.

Driving the system is a dynamic High Fidelity amplifier combined with Ruark's custom NS+ drivers and for R3S Ruark have now included STEREO+ sound processing which Ruark developed for their limited edition R5 Signature. This creates a broader soundstage with depth and realism that extends way beyond R3S’s compact stature. Whatever your taste in music, R3S will fulfil the needs of even the most discerning listener.

Music, radio and podcasts, live and on-demand

R3S directly supports key streaming services including Spotify Connect*, Amazon Music and Deezer, and with its latest generation Bluetooth 5 receiver every other streaming service available. Bluetooth 5 provides excellent sound quality with a more robust and efficient connection meaning that connected devices will run longer without needing a recharge. The Bluetooth function also seamlessly integrates with the volume control on phones and tablets, so when volume is adjusted this also shows on the display of R3S.

Radio is evolving and with its SmartRadio tuner R3S will maximise your enjoyment of this timeless medium. DAB/DAB+ and FM tuners provide access to local and national broadcasts and its Internet Tuner allows you access high quality streams and stations world-wide. In addition with the growth of Podcasts, R3S now has a source dedicated to this increasingly popular format. For listen again shows and whatever your interest, a podcast to suit your taste is only a few clicks away using Ruark's slick RotoDial controller or supplied IR remote. Also available is a free Android and iOS control app called UNDOK. This also allows full control of R3S and is particularly useful for searching Internet radio stations and podcasts.

CD playback and much more

CD is still a fantastic way to enjoy music and with its high specification player R3S allows customers to reconnect with their CDs and rediscover the fun of browsing cover art and the liner notes on the pull-out sleeves. Alongside standard CDs, R3S will also plays self-made CDs encoded with WAV and MP3 files and in addition displays track and artist information when the data is available on the disc.

On the rear panel Ruark have included a USB-C playback and charge port, a headphone output and switchable analogue and digital inputs so devices such as a Turntable or TV can be easily connected. For film buffs and lovers of bass orientated music, the line outputs can be switched so they can be used for connection to an active subwoofer. Ruark currently have their own subwoofer under development, but many good quality active subwoofers will work with R3S to add an extra level of dynamic realism to its already impressive sound.

Features at a glance

• Class leading audio with enhanced Stereo+ sound
• Adaptive equalisation provides ideal sound at all volumes
• Acoustically tuned handcrafted cabinet
• Powerful High Fidelity Class A-B amplifier system
• Ruark NS+ neodymium full range drivers
• Wi-Fi streaming includes Spotify Connect*, Deezer and Amazon Music
• New generation Bluetooth 5 receiver
• Quality multi-format slot loading CD player
• Intuitive Ruark Roto Dial controller
• Remote control with direct access pre-sets included
• Full control and search with free UNDOK control app
• SmartRadio tuner includes DAB/DAB+ and FM for domestic broadcasts and Internet tuner for high quality streams and stations world-wide
• Dedicated Podcast source provides access to shows to suit all tastes
• USB-C port for MP3 playback and phone charging
• Comprehensive dual wake alarms with sleep function
• Switchable analogue and digital inputs for aux devices
• Analogue output for use with an active subwoofer
• Headphone output memorises last used volume
• Auto dimming high contrast display
• Automatic standby after 20mins of inactivity



Frequency response

40Hz – 20kHz


2 x 75mm Ruark NS+




Bass, treble, loudness, 3D audio

Cabinet type

Tuned bass reflex enclosure


up to 24-bit 192kHz



DAB/DAB+, FM with RDS (87.5-108MHz) and Internet Radio

Radio presets

8 presets per mode




802.11b/g/n, WPS2 setup, WEP, WPA & WPA2

Music services

Spotify Connect, Deezer, Amazon Music

CD support

CD, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW discs; MP3, WMA & AAC up to 320 Kbps


Stereo RCA input (max 2.3Vrms)

Optical input

TOSLINK digital input (24-bit 192kHz)


RCA (2.0Vrms)


3.5mm jack, 25mW into 16-32 Ohm


2.0 Type-C Fat32 flash drive compatible MP3 playback up to 48kHz 320kbps


Removable telescopic

Aerial connector

75Ω F-type connector



High-contrast OLED

App control

UNDOK (iOS & Android)

Remote control


Dual Alarms

Daily, once, weekends, weekdays

Auto standby

Automatic power saving mode

Adjustable input levels

Line in, optical

USB Type-C charge port

5V 1A (5W)

Real time clock

with internal battery backup

Software updates

Over-the-air and USB

User interface languages:


General Specifications


Rich walnut veneer or soft grey with grey woven grille fabric

Remote batteries

2 x 1.5V AAA

Box contains

R3S Compact Music System, universal power adapter with regional plugs, remote control, remote control batteries, telescopic aerial, aerial spanner, quick start guide

Power adapter

100-240VAC 50-60Hz input 14VDC 2.85A 40W output, 1.8m cable, 2.1 x 5.5mm DC plug

Power consumption

1.6W network standby, 5.0W idle

Product dimensions

H167 x W420 x D220mm

Product weight



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