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R3S Compact Music System

Time to Discover

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.

  • Class leading audio with enhanced Stereo+ sound
  • Comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming
  • Quality slot loading CD player
  • Latest generation Bluetooth 5 receiver
  • SmartRadio with Internet/DAB/DAB+/FM tuners
  • Dedicated podcast source

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

“It’s a classy, versatile package that’s robust and capable.”


“The R3S, with its hand-crafted cabinet and cool glass display, looks like an exhibit from the Design Museum.”

Times Luxx

“If sophisticated sound systems are your thing, this compact all-in-one player is a Swiss army knife of a system.”


“Simple design with powerful sound from the Ruark R3S.”


“This multi format audio system will turn ears when people here it – and heads when they clock that Rich Walnut Veneer.”

The Gentlemans Journal
Ruark Audio R3S in Soft Grey lacquer finish

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 our custom NS+ drivers and for R3S we've now included STEREO+ sound processing which we developed for our 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.

Features at a Glance

  • Multi-format slot-loading CD player
  • Spotify Connect*, Deezer and Amazon Music
  • SmartRadio with Internet/DAB/DAB+/FM tuners
  • New generation Bluetooth 5 receiver
  • Comprehensive dual alarms and sleep timer
  • Dedicated podcast source
  • Class leading audio with enhanced Stereo+ sound
  • Adaptive EQ provides ideal sound at all volumes
  • Acoustically tuned handcrafted enclosure
  • Powerful high fidelity Class A-B stereo amplifier
  • Ruark NS+ neodymium full range drivers
  • Stereo+ sound processing
  • Adjustable bass and treble settings
  • Intuitive Ruark RotoDial controller
  • Remote control with direct access presets included
  • Presets to store favourite stations and playlists – 8 per source
  • Full control and search with free Oktiv control app
  • USB-C port for MP3 playback and phone charging
  • Switchable analogue and digital inputs for aux devices
  • Multilingual UI (EN, DA, NL, FR, DE, IT, NO, PL, ES, SV)
  • Analogue stereo output
  • Active subwoofer output
  • Headphone output memorises last used volume
  • Auto dimming high contrast display
  • Automatic standby after 20 minutess of inactivity
  • Power adapter: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz input, 14VDC 2.85A output
  • Dimensions: H167 × W420 × D220mm including RotoDial and aerial
  • Weight: 5.3kg

*R3S will also support Spotify Hi-Fi when made available

‘R3S supports key streaming services including Spotify Connect and with its latest generation Bluetooth 5 receiver, every other streaming service available’

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 our slick RotoDial controller or supplied IR remote. Also available is a free Android and iOS control app called Oktiv. This also allows full control of R3S and is particularly useful for searching Internet radio stations and podcasts.

Download Oktiv for Android
Download Oktiv for iOS

*R3S will also support Spotify Hi-Fi when made available

Ruark Audio R3S in Rich Walnut veneer finish

CD Playback and Much More

CD is still a great 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 liner notes. Alongside standard CDs, R3S also plays homemade CDs encoded with WAV and MP3 files and will display track and artist data if this information is available on the disc.

On the rear panel we've 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. Our own RS1 subwoofer is a perfect match for R3S adding an extra level of dynamic realism to its already impressive sound.

‘We design products that appeal to the heart as much as the head. Products that we ourselves would be proud to own. R3S combines all the entertainment most people will need in a beautiful and easy to use system.’

Alan O’Rourke, Managing Director, Ruark Audio
Front view of Ruark Audio R3S in Rich Walnut veneer finish

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 R3S 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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