Comprising an enhanced multi format CD player, aptX Bluetooth receiver, USB playback port, DAB/DAB+/FM tuners and auxiliary inputs united with a powerful 2.1 audio grade amplifier/speaker system, the third generation R4 carries forward the ideology of our original R4 as a traditional music centre, though one designed and engineered for 21st Century living. The perfect solution for modern day technophobes, simply plug in and within minutes the new R4 IMS will provide room filling sound that will satisfy even the most discerning listener. Since its introduction in June 2008, R4 has become recognised as one of the finest ‘all-in-one’ music systems available. With our belief in evolutionary design the new R4 IMS looks reassuringly familiar, but in fact every key component of R4 Mk3 is completely new and it has been meticulously re- engineered from the ground up, making it better than ever. With a smaller footprint, sleeker profile and selection of beautiful finishes the new R4 exudes style and with its new organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display, set-up and programme information is displayed with exceptional clarity from any viewing angle. In addition, our latest RotoDial controller is now integrated so users can now manage functions either directly from R4 or use its new dedicated infra- red remote. With its compact ergonomic design the new remote control feels comfortable to hold and alongside our RotoDial control makes operation of R4 IMS simple and intuitive.
Internally, we’ve also made enhancements. A revised slot loading CD mechanism is quick to operate and provides CD text information with compatible disks. Radio reception is first class and with the built in aptX enabled Bluetooth receiver you can stream and playback music and media with CD quality sound from compatible devices. On the rear panel is a USB playback port for MP3, AAC and WMA files (which also doubles as a convenient mobile charge port) along with optical and analogue inputs. In particular the new R4 makes a fantastic sound system for flat panel TVs with the optical input providing a convenient connection point and its rich expansive sound we guarantee makes watching TV so much more enjoyable. Our design philosophy, is far removed from the cloned systems that swamp our stores and using our long hi-fi heritage, we painstakingly engineer and design every aspect of our products here in the UK to create what we believe are the best small audio products available. As with our original, we believe that the new R4 maintains its class leading standard for aesthetic design and sound quality and again is a product which customers will love to use and cherish.