Summary: For the past 30 years I have been an avid hi-fi upgrader with a current system costing around £8000. With my ageing eardrums finding it evermore difficult to justify my living room being arranged for maximum hi-fi pleasure(and the constant nagging of a long suffering wife)I decided to downgrade.
Summary: Not cheap but if you want the real deal, then this is the only unit out there at the moment in my humble opinion. I have listened to Bose Wave, Sonos, Sony and countless other portable units, but if it's the purity of sound you're after in a fantastic looking compact case, the R4i is the only choice. Plug it in, adjust the base (on the back of the unit) and go (you genuinely do not need further adjustment).
Summary: A really well engineered piece of kit from Ruark. Formerly Vita audio. It has a Cd player, dab and fm radio tuner (telescopic aerial included for better reception) and an integrated Ipod dock which is the 30 pin version. This will not be compatible for ipod shuffles and the current gen Iphone and ipod touch/nano. What seperates this unit apart is the expansion options.
Summary: What a piece of kit. I already have the equivalent Bose system and am really happy with that. I was going to buy another Bose system for the bedroom until I saw an advert for the Ruark. I ordered the Ruark on the basis of reviews that had been published and yes, I was surprised at the quality of this British based product. I understand the comments regarding the remote control, but once you get used to it, its no issue. Buy one today!
Summary: Sounds great when playing audio that can live up to it. Beware, not all downloaded/ iTunes music will sound as clear and rich on this beautiful music player simply because not all music files you download are great quality. We demand crystal quality from our players and but, I the main, tend to ignore the audio quality of the music we download. We were looking for a straight forward top end CD and mp3 player.
Summary: Excellent music system. I was a little apprehensive of spending this amount of money but believe me when I say it was worth it. The sound quality is great and after no time at all had mastered the remote control, which is unusual in its round shape.
Summary: I have been using a Bose Wave system for a few years. Loved it. well did until I heard this in John Lewis playing Mody's Porcelain. I was knocked out. Its a big machine, probably twice the volume of the Bose but it has three speakers to the Bose's two being two to the front and one underneath - cool idea. The music from it is punchy and full of tone. The system has been awarded full marks in What HiFi and I can see why.