Ruark Audio is releasing a 1,000 copy limited edition R1 Mk4 colourway for Summer 2021, in the shape of the Beach Hut Blue radio. With an enclosure creating an acoustically inert housing for Ruark’s Class A-B amplifier with adaptive equalisation and NS+ driver, the company claims the BHB provides: “a highly listenable sound at all volume levels.” It features an OLED display to show time and programme information, which automatically adjusts to suit light levels.

It receives both digital and analogue transmissions and FM parameters can be set to suit both US and Japanese requirements. The R1 also supports most languages and its real-time clock, time and date are kept live when power is disconnected or when transmitted data is not available. Other features include a Bluetooth receiver, USB-C charge and playback port, switchable auxiliary input and headphone output.

The company explains that: “Ruark’s trademark RotoDial makes the R1 easy to operate and for those seeking distant operation, there is a compact remote control available as an optional extra.” The Beach Hut Blue measures 130 x 175 x 135mm (WxHxD) and weighs in at 1.5kg.

Available to buy now for £230, you can find out more about the R1 Mk4 here.

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