Undoubtedly one of our favourite designs of the last few years, the Ruark Audio R7 radiogram has just been on the receiving end of an upgrade for 2016.
Thankfully that doesn’t mean an upgrade for its stunning midcentury-inspired design, which is essentially its unique selling point. Not that the walnut finish and its long, angled and tapered legs are the only selling point.
For 2016, the R7 offers ‘greater control and clarity to the sound’, with a tweak to its inner workings resulting in a ‘smoother and more extended frequency response’. Improved usability is also flagged up for this model.
You also get digital, analogue and internet radio tuners, a slot-loading CD player, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (which offers up streaming possibilities too), digital and analogue inputs for adding on more devices, including the likes of Google’s Chromecast Audio and Apple’s Airport Express as well as a charging port for smartphones and tablets and a RotoDial remote.
As you can see from the images, you can opt for other finishes (black and white) as well as the walnut and if want to pay a bit extra, you can also get a TV mount to fix your television to it for living room entertainment heaven.
It doesn’t come cheap at £2,000, but if you have the money, this is the midcentury dream for the modern home.