The family-owned British company Ruark Audio has just announced details of it’s latest Bluetooth speaker system, the MR1 Mk2. The speakers are an upgraded version of their popular MR1 system which was introduced in 2013, the revised pair has more features and greater connectivity, plus a new minimalist design.
First up, the speaker front covers have been replaced by a fixed integrated grille clad in a British-sourced fabric, chosen for its acoustic performance. Further changes have also been made to MR1’s controller. It now has three pin-point LEDs to indicate system status and input. Bluetooth with apt-X allows audio to be streamed and played wirelessly through MR1 and an optical input allows add-on devices such as Chromecast Audio to be connected.
For customers seeking portability, the MR1 Mk2 has been designed to work with the recently launched BackPack II power pack, meaning that you can be freed from the mains power socket. The 75mm mid/bass units and 20mm tweeters with neodymium motor systems remain the same but changes have been made through refinement to the loudspeaker crossover and topology of the linear Class A-B amplifiers.
Finishes include walnut veneer or soft grey lacquer. The MR1 Mk2 Bluetooth Speaker System by Ruark Audio is available for £330.
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