Excerpt: The Vita Audio R2i DAB radio/iPod system has been labelled as residing somewhere in the area between a typical docking system and a more serious hi-fi set-up; all the simple aspects of a dock system, but with a great sound that could well appeal to the audiophile.
Excerpt: The Ruark Audio R2i proves that small spaces and serious stereo sound need not be mutually exclusive: it's elegantly styled and solidly made, and can be had in either a more traditional walnut finish or, for an extra £20, glossy white or black lacquer.
Pros: Fine sound, elegant styling, quality build, good spec
Summary: The Vita Audio R2i is a cracking speaker unit, with mostly clear audio and great volume range, with enough functions to make it your default all-in-one audio solution. It's an ideal unit for a mid-sized living space.
Pros: Sounds great, Very stylish, Integrates brilliantly with iPhones and iPods, Comprehensive array of functions
Cons: Remote is temperamental and flimsy, Where are you supposed to put the dock's removable dust cover?
Excerpt: DAB radios and iPod docks are everywhere, but audiophile-quality sound has so far played second fiddle to convenience and aesthetics. British audio companies have a fine reputation - and Vita Audio certainly keeps its side of the bargain with this top quality DAB radio-come-iPod-system.
Summary: A great halfway house for anyone who doesn't want a full-blown hi-fi, the smart Vita Audio R2i tabletop radio has a diverse feature set, including an iPhone-compatible iPod dock, and is more than up to the job of being your home's primary musical device
Pros: Great sound quality, Useful iPod and iPhone dock
Excerpt: The Vita Audio R2i includes DAB and FM radio, a couple of line inputs (phono sockets at the rear, minijack at the front) and a universal iPod dock, plus a notional 20-watt amplifier and two loudspeakers, each in its own enclosure with a downward-firing reflex port.