Award-winning, design-conscious sound
Best Desktop Speakers - What Hi-Fi? Awards 2020
Our award-winning MR1 Bluetooth speakers will provide remarkable sound in multiple applications. Flawless as computer speakers, ideal to use with a turntable and a fantastic way to improve the sound of your TV, MR1 Mk2 will fill any room with quality sound without dominating it, making them perfect for music lovers and the design conscious alike.
On their own MR1 provides the foundation of a complete music system and with a turntable you can be part of the vinyl revival. Also with their super high quality aptX Bluetooth receiver, you can wirelessly stream your music to MR1 with CD quality sound.
A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE
For MR1 we’ve developed custom loudspeaker units to deliver sound performance that belies MR1s compact dimensions. Both the tweeter and bass units feature powerful neodymium motor systems which provide greater magnetic concentration, for better driver control, in a lightweight and fully magnetically shielded system.
EASY TO CONTROL
With auto-standby, MR1 will automatically enter sleep mode if no signal is detected for a few minutes. This feature is particularly useful when using MR1 as a sound system for your TV as they will automatically wake and sleep as and when the TV is turned on or off. For use with computers, this feature can be disabled if required.
MR1 features both an analogue and optical digital input allowing auxiliary devices to be easily connected. In particular MR1 is an excellent addition to improve the sound of modern flat panel TVs as the optical input provides the perfect connection point. MR1 also features a dedicated subwoofer output allowing an active subwoofer to be connected for extra dynamics in music and awesome movie sound.
BLUETOOTH AT ITS BEST
Bluetooth’s ease of use has made it the foremost method for wireless audio streaming, working with virtually all devices and leading music services such as Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music. MR1 Mk2 with its high-quality aptX Bluetooth receiver allows you to enjoy this technology at its very best with CD-quality sound.
A MINI MARVEL
MR1 is a high-fidelity speaker miniaturised and like larger high-fidelity speakers, its internal crossover plays a vital role in making it sound so good! Many compact speakers use a basic single-component crossover for ease of assembly and cost, but for MR1 we’ve developed a multi component network using the best-grade components throughout.
BEAUTIFUL AND ENDURING
MR1 is crafted from materials which we know from our experience provide the best sound quality. The fixed grille is clad in a unique fabric that met our stringent requirement for both its attractive design and acoustic properties. The careful combination of materials also makes MR1 highly tactile and as good to touch as they are to see and hear.
DUO – UNO
As a pair MR1 sounds amazing, but to make them extra portable MR1 can also be used as a single unit. When the stereo speaker is disconnected MR1 automatically switches to mono operation, making it ideal for taking outside or on holiday.
- Class leading sound quality
- Hand crafted bass reflex tuned and damped enclosures
- Ruark Audio long throw 75mm woofer with powerful neodymium magnet system
- Ruark Audio 20mm treated textile dome tweeter with neodymium magnet system
- Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 20 watts nominal output
- Audio grade components throughout
- 2m quality braided speaker interconnect
- Loudness function provides enhanced sound at low volume levels
- Auto mono operation (can also be used as a single unit)
- Built in high quality Bluetooth Audio receiver with aptX provides CD quality sound with compatible devices
- Intuitive control system
- Pin-point LEDs show system status and source
- Compact infrared remote control included
- Auto Mono for use as a single speaker
- Snooze mode for auto-standby and wake-up
- Inserts on rear panel (1/4-20 UNC thread) for wall-mount brackets
- Digital optical TOSLINK input with adjustable attenuation
- Output for active subwoofer
- Line-in audio input with switchable attenuation
- Rich Walnut veneer with lead grey fabric grille
- Soft Grey lacquer with lead grey fabric grille
- 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz input, 14VDC 2.0A output
- 0.5W standby power
- Automatic standby after 20 mins, see user guide for more details
- H170 × W130 × D135mm each
- 3.5 Kg per pair