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Ruark Audio R2i DAB+ & FM Radio with Exclusive RotoDial Control in Midnight Black Gloss

by Ruark Audio
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
Price: 299.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • Integrated universal iPod dock
  • 20 watts nominal power output
  • Compact remote handset
  • High contrast large format display
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Ruark Audio R2i DAB+ & FM Radio with Exclusive RotoDial Control in Midnight Black Gloss + Ruark Audio Apple Lightning Adaptor Support
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  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 34 x 12 cm ; 3.6 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.4 Kg
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  • Item model number: VITA-R2i-BLA
  • ASIN: B00366DKHA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Aug 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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The Ruak Audio R2i (formerly Vita Audio R2i) is a beautifully designed, simple hifi system with superb sonics. Featuring DAB, DAB+ and FM tuners, a universal iPod/iPhone dock and auxiliary inputs for connecting other equipment, the R2i is a great modern music system.


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vita Audio R2 7 April 2010
I first saw the Vita Audio R2 and R4 at the Bristol Hi-Fi show in 2009 - excellent products with superb sound but not exactly what I was looking for. Then the the R2i was launched. DAB and FM radio with integrated i-pod dock. This unit sounds stunning in any mode - deep base and clear treble with excellent stereo imaging. Not sure how this is achieved bearing in mind the built-in speakers are so close together but it does, for sure. Great build quality and the piano black is a sexy cabinet finish. Compared with the competition, well there isn't any. This product is streets ahead in terms of build and sound quality. Simply put, you need one. You'll listen to it everyday and relish in the product every time you listen to it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality 3 Jan 2010
This is a quality looking unit with a great sound.
We already own a Zeppelin which has superb sound quality and this is nearly on a par. It's smaller size meant it was perfect on a kitchen work top.
The instruction booklet is limited but additional info is easily found on the firms website under FAQ.
The controls on the R2i ooze quality.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic full sound! 19 Feb 2010
By Robbert
I did my research on the web when I was thinking about a Bose Wavesound to put in my kitchen. Only requirements where a compact device that had great sound for a smaller area and was capable to play my iPod.

Reading the various reviews on Bose Wavesound, I changed my mind. Many buyers complained about the bad quality of the cd player and I got the feeling the exellent sound quality was more a marketing hype than a real fact.

In more than one review of the Wavesound, a comparison was made with this Vita Audio device. And reviews were very possitive, esspecially looking at the lower price. I have it now for a month and it is incredible how much sound can be produced by such a small machine. Also, the bass is very full. The digital audio (DAB) sounds perfect, it is a pitty we do not have many stations broadcasting in the Netherlands.

Also very usefull is the fact that the powersupply has the option to change the UK plug into a normal EC plug, same setup as the Blackberry charges uses, you just click it on.

One negative remark. The Vita also comes with different adapters for various iPod models. These adpaters are made of white plastic. Very uggly on this nice black and silver design. I decided to put my iPod on without the adapter, which works ok as well.

My wife has an iPhone, that works ok as well, although it gives a warning that you should put it on airplane mode to avoid interference. We did not do that and the sound is fine, no problems.

I am going to cook for friends tomorrow and will enjoy my kitchen music in style!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 24 Dec 2010
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Didn't like mainstream manufacturers so wanted something slighty different and am not disappointed. Roberts reps in the family may disagree and Bose afficianados will support their choise but they may never realise what they are missing out on. The quality of the Ri2 is quite stunning, solid where the others are plasticy. Deep and robust sounds where they are gimicky just an overall excellent piece of equipment that is unpretentious in its looks but will stand the test of time where the competition will rattle.

I would recommend it to others but would prefer to keep the secret to myself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars vita audio (ruark) 10 Jan 2013
By Sc
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This is a nice looking unit, clean and unfussy.
The sound quality is as better than anyting I've heard at similar price point and better than quite a few that are more expensive. For radio listening it could perhaps have a touch more bass, pressing the loud button on the other hand gives a touch too much. This is not really a issue though as its down to personal taste. With an Ipod its perfect and you can any adjust the ipod's EQ settings.

The only think I would change would be the controls. There is a big volume knob on the top around wich are the various controls. I think this would be better used and more logical controlling the ipod menu as the buttons are more fiddely and less logical.

The remote control is functional and I have no real issue with it.

Overall though probably the best dab radio/ipod out there at this price
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great.... 6 Mar 2012
Ive had this little gem for a few weeks now.....all i can say is after weeks of looking and fact finding...this was the right decision...sound and build quality are excellent...in the piano black it looks classy and sleek....some reviewers say the controls are hard to understand....if youve ever owned a cd player or stereo its not rocket science and...it has great features....planet rock sounds great....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product 11 April 2011
By Lizzard
This is a really great product: the sound quality is superb, the build quality is very good, the iPod sits in the dock very well, the footprint is small, and on top of all that it looks really smart too. It did take me a little while to get used to the controls on the top of the machine, but within a week or so I had it sussed. And yes, it was more expensive than most alternatives, but well worth it in my opinion!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just fantastic 11 April 2011
R2i - researched this for looks and sound, cant tell you how fantastic the sound quality is - fills a massive room, can be heard all over the house even just on volume setting of 10-12. Very happy with this product.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
We purchased the R2i from House of Fraser not Amazon. I was initially a bit hesitant having not heard of the make, and would normally have preferred to check reviews first. Read more
Published 3 months ago by milesuk
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Little System
This system was highly recommended by a few people I know - it was a gift for my husband and he wasn't disappointed. Great service from the seller to! Highly recommend both.
Published 3 months ago by MRS B
4.0 out of 5 stars Ruark Audio DAB
Beautiful piece of kit, but dependant on what part of the UK you are from, will bias your opinion of it... The DAB Reception is good in the south Birmingham area... Read more
Published 7 months ago by richard james
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected.
Chose this after looking for a small dock/radio for the master bedroom, read reviews but was unsure until what Hi-Fi review gave this model 5 star, I will give it 10 stars, the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by R. T. S. Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality sound from smallish box
I can't fault this superb piece of British design. The sound quality is fantastic especially on DAB and i pod
Published 10 months ago by GP
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
This is a stunning bit of kit, looks gorgeous (in black) and the sound is truly phenomenal for something so small. Definitely five stars. So that was a week ago... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mike P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Sound
The sound on this unit is truely unbelievable, hearing is believing!!!
Compact and beautiful, and suits the bedroom just nicely.
Well recommended!
Published 22 months ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed
This is a fantastic piece of equipment, a fantastic sound, beautiful looks with, in my opinion, one fundamental flaw, the cheap bargain bucket credit card remote control, a unit of... Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2012 by Shane Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sound but fiddly controls
This is beautiful-looking, quality hi-fi system which sounds as good as the price suggests. All my music is on an iPod, so I don't need a CD player. Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2011 by AJCS
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, but a few flaws
I've owned one of these for a few months now and have been impressed by a number of things

* I've got to say that the sound quality, for the price, is excellent. Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2011 by Rex Mundi
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