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Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram

Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram
Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram

We have previous incarnations of this, but if you are considering buying, you really want the Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram.

Why? Well, this is the best looking of the R7 family for a start, as well as being the most technically advanced. Of course, it still has the same midcentury modern look (the biggest selling point of all), but a little slimmer and with a more eye-catching front panel. Saying that, it still manages 160W of output.

As for the inner workings, this wonderful unit has DAB/DAB+ and FM radio, as well as internet radio plus a CD player and connectivity for a turntable (if you are buying this, I’m guessing you love vinyl too). Talking of connections, this also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect for wirelessly streaming your audio. Of course, there is still a 3.5mm auxiliary input and a digital optical port, which means you can connect up your TV too, using it as a sound bar.

If you look closely, you might also spot the RotoDial remote control, which is every bit as cool as the unit. If you don’t have that to hand, an app on your phone can control things too.

It’s a wonderful thing, available in a Rich Walnut or Soft Grey lacquer finish, but it doesn’t come cheap. £2,300 is the asking price.

Expect to find it at John Lewis when it lands in October.

Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram
Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram
Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram
Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram
Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram
Midcentury audio: Ruark Audio R7 MKIII radiogram