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MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2023 Best Desktop Speakers

Authentic Sound

We love music. We make it, listen to it, talk about it and can’t imagine life without it and our MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System embodies this passion with an authentic sound that will bring you closer to the music you love.

Class leading and with multiple awards, our MR1 active speakers will provide remarkable sound in multiple applications. Flawless as computer speakers, ideal to use with a turntable and a fantastic way to improve the sound of your TV, MR1 will fill any room with quality sound without dominating it, making them perfect for music lovers and the design conscious alike.

  • Award winning audio quality
  • aptX Bluetooth receiver for hi-res streaming
  • High Fidelity Class A-B amplifier
  • Two way speaker system
  • Digital and analogue inputs for aux devices
  • RCA subwoofer output

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  • Rich Walnut veneer with lead grey fabric grille
  • Soft Grey lacquer with lead grey fabric grille

“Quite simply, these are superb speakers of their type.”

5 stars
What Hi-Fi

“The Ruark MR1 Mk2 Bluetooth Speakers are among some of the best gaming sound systems, and most versatile PC speakers you can buy yourself, no matter how you choose to use them.”

5 stars
Games Radar

“Small but mighty, these elegant speakers offer a refined wooden enclosure and wonderful sound from a compact package that’s as easy to set up as it is to use.”

4.5 stars

“They’re attractive yet understated, and the combination of 20mm tweeter, 75mm woofer and Class AB amplifier sounds splendid whatever the music.”

BBC Music

“The reason we like the MR1 isn't that they are powerful compact Bluetooth speakers, but they are maybe handsdown one of the best-looking bookshelf speakers we’ve tested.”

PC Gamer

“The sound quality here is impressive given the relatively modest size of the speakers, with rich detail, a wide sound stage and sufficient bass to annoy your neighbours.”


“The Ruark MR1 MkII might be small in stature and, to lesser extent, price – but on a pound-for-pound basis, there’s no better way to transform the sound of an office or small room.”

5 stars

“The upgrades that Ruark has made to an already impressive Bluetooth speaker system have brought it damn near to perfection. Very classy indeed.”

5 stars
Trusted Reviews
Ruark MR1 Mk2 in Rich Walnut veneer finish

Sound Foundations

We design and engineer all our music systems in-house, and have done so since Ruark was formed in 1985. The MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System embodies over 35 years of experience and winning the prestigious What Hi-Fi? Award six years in a row for Best Desktop Speakers, shows that we know our craft well. With their super high quality aptX Bluetooth receiver, you can wirelessly stream music from your computer or phone to MR1 with CD quality sound making them the foundation of a complete music system. Connect a turntable and be part of the vinyl revival and for film enthusiasts connecting MR1 to your TV will dramatically improve its sound quality and your enjoyment of everything you watch.

Features at a Glance

  • Award winning audio quality
  • aptX Bluetooth receiver for hi-res streaming
  • Dynamic Class A-B stereo amplifier
  • Two way speaker system
  • Digital and analogue inputs for aux devices
  • RCA subwoofer output
  • Adaptive EQ provides ideal sound at all volumes
  • Hand-crafted bass reflex tuned and damped cabinets
  • Exclusive Ruark 75mm polypropylene woofer with neo magnet system
  • Exclusive Ruark 20mm silk dome tweeter with neo magnet system
  • Optimised passive crossover
  • Cirrus 24-bit stereo digital to analogue converter
  • Braided speaker interconnect (2m)
  • Auto mono operation (Allows use as a single unit)
  • Optional battery pack (BackPack) for mains free operation
  • Threaded inserts on rear panel for optional wall brackets
  • Easy to use control system
  • Full function remote control included
  • Pin-point LEDs to display system status and source
  • Digital input 24-bit 192 kHz TOSLINK with adjustable attenuation
  • Analogue aux input with adjustable attenuation
  • Automatic standby after 20 minutes of inactivity
  • Power adapter: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz input, 14VDC 2A output
  • Dimensions: H185 × W130 × D145mm each
  • Weight: 3.6kg per pair
‘Flawless as computer speakers, ideal to use with a turntable and a fantastic way to improve the sound of your TV, MR1 will fill your room with quality sound without dominating it’

A Powerful Performance

Built into MR1 is a high fidelity stereo Class A-B amplifier and specially for MR1 we’ve developed custom loudspeaker units to deliver sound that belies their compact dimensions. Both the tweeter and bass drivers feature rare earth neodymium magnets which provide a powerful motor system with excellent control. With lightweight, low distortion moving assemblies, the drivers are able to instantaneously react and accurately follow the input signal delivering wonderful clean sound. MR1 brings all music to life, effortlessly and naturally. There’s no compromise in sound quality with a compact system like the MR1, which perform impressively and beyond their stature.

Ruark MR1 Mk2 in Rich Walnut veneer finish
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Great Connectivity

The Bluetooth performance of MR1 is exemplary, but on the rear panel we've also included a switchable analogue and optical digital input along with a dedicated subwoofer output. We’ve already mentioned the connection of a TV or turntable, but the optical input with its 24-bit 192-kHz capability allows the latest hi-res audio streamers to be connected, so you can enjoy music services such as Tidal, Qobuz and Spotify at their very best. For those wanting to enhance the sound of MR1 further, adding an active subwoofer is highly recommended. We currently have our own matching subwoofer under development, but many good quality subs will work with MR1 to add an extra level of dynamic realism to their already impressive sound.

Remote control for MR1 Mk2

Sound at Your Fingertips

The included remote allows full control of the features and functions on MR1, so you can quickly turn on, select your source input, control volume and power-down.

Ruark MR1 Mk2 with BackPack 3

Mains powered sound on the move with BackPack 3

Combine MR1 with our optional BackPack 3 and you will be able to enjoy MR1 wherever mains power is not available. Placing batteries inside takes valuable speaker capacity, but BackPack 3 allows MR1 to retain its rich mains powered performance with the benefit of portability when required.

A total evolution of the original, BackPack 3 attaches seamlessly to MR1 and once fitted can be left permanently in place as it charges automatically whenever connected to a mains power supply. A full charge will provide up to twelve hours of mains free listening depending on volume.

BackPack 3 is also compatible with our R1 Bluetooth Radio and R1S Smart Radio.

Enhance Your Experience With RS1

Our RS1 Subwoofer delivers bass that smaller speakers can’t, giving a more satisfying and realistic audio experience. It’s a perfect addition to MR1 or any other system where a subwoofer with style and good sound is required, providing the joy of bass in every note and song.

Find out more about RS1 Subwoofer

Ruark RS1 Subwoofer
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