Ruark Audio

British audio specialist Ruark Audio produces the very best in baby table-top audio. The X and Y are our particular favourites, a perfect accompaniment to listen to music as your coffee brews. Their products eschew a timeless, Dieter Rams-like design with hand-crafted sustainable wooden grilles.

Founded in 1985, Ruark Audio has become shorthand for radio – perfectly embedded in a market in desperate need of elevation. For many, radio is still the favourite form of entertainment throughout the day. But you can tune into DAB digital radio if you like — and connect Spotify Connect, Deezer and Amazon Music.

Robert Taussig

Radio amplified

With integrated amplifiers, it’s worth noting that each unit is mains-powered, once plugged in it will be something that will become part of everyday life. We love these radios, they are one of the few brands we recommend in this category.