In a landmark moment for Malaysian audiophiles and music enthusiasts, Ruark has officially introduced their 100 Series music systems to the Malaysian market. This release marks a significant leap in audio quality and seamlessly blends artistry and innovation. The crown jewel of this series, the R410, promises to deliver exceptional audio experiences that resonate deeply with the heart and soul of music lovers.
Mr. Soong Jan Hsung, Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Group, the exclusive distributor of Ruark in Malaysia since 2020, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “As Ruark’s sole distributor in Malaysia since 2020, we are thrilled to be bringing in these incredibly fine audio products that are sure to impress music lovers and design aficionados alike. With the 100 Series, VSTECS and Ruark are excited to once again level up our customers’ music-listening experience with products that look as good as they sound.”
Alan O’Rourke, Managing Director of Ruark, shared the exciting journey behind the 100 Series, stating, “After three years of development, we are truly excited about what the 100 Series offers and believe that it will open a new and exciting chapter for Ruark. Apart from the tweeter drivers taken from our award-winning MR1 speakers, absolutely everything about our 100 Series is new! Customers can expect the 100 Series to feature products that are designed to be seen and engineered to be heard.”
The R410 is designed for the modern era of music consumption, catering to evolving tastes. It excels in streaming music and optimizing the online music and radio services available today, while still offering connectivity for legacy devices like turntables and CD drives. The 100 Series, including the R410, is equipped with a powerful processor capable of handling high-quality audio files and streams, supporting platforms such as Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Apple AirPlay, and Chromecast built-in. The R410’s user interface is seamless, with user-friendly controls via the RotoDial controller, a familiar feature for Ruark enthusiasts.
Designed to be Seen
Ruark has paid meticulous attention to design, proportions, and a dash of seventies-inspired styling with the R410. Crafted from top-quality materials, including hand-crafted grilles and cabinets, the 100 Series showcases Ruark’s expertise in blending cabinet, amplifier, and drive unit design. The new eco-wood material used for the grille construction and enclosure is not only sustainable but also offers a consistent, long-lasting grain pattern.
The RotoDial control system, a Ruark trademark since 2006, has been enhanced, providing an engaging tactile experience. The R410 also includes a rechargeable remote with improved Bluetooth connectivity, ensuring a delightful user experience.
Engineered to be Heard
The striking design of the 100 Series is matched by its impressive audio performance. The R410 features optimized reflex enclosures that create ideal conditions for the bass-mid-units. These larger units deliver powerful and controlled bass through to a natural midrange, while custom 20mm tweeters add detail and ambience.
Ruark has incorporated next-generation digital amplifiers for the R410, offering high efficiency, ultralow distortion, and a minimal signal path. With audiophile-grade components, Burr-Brown DACs, a fully active speaker system, and cutting-edge audio processing technologies, Ruark has achieved a remarkable leap in performance, bringing music enthusiasts closer to their beloved sounds.
Pricing and Availability
The R410 will be available for purchase at the end of Q4 2023 in specialized stores, including Atlas Sound and Vision (The Gardens Mall), Charlie Care, Audio Concept, Grex Multimedia, Mylo Trading, Impulse Gaming (KL Flagship Store), Begins Acoustic, Style Laser, TechX Malaysia, Top Audio Marketing, Maison Audio, Direct-D, Asia Sound Equipment, Cinesound Gallery, Harmonic AV, Shomez, Lazada, and Shopee.
For more information on Ruark products in Malaysia, please visit: Ruark Malaysia Shop.
The R410 is priced at RM8,899. Experience the future of music with Ruark’s 100 Series.