Ruark Audio BackPack MK2 (Battery Pack)
The new BackPack 2 transforms the R1 compact music system with DAB radio and the MR1 wireless speakers into completely portable products. Suitable for R1 Mk2/MK3/MK4 and MR1 Mk1/Mk2.
Images show the BackPack attached to an R1 for illustration purposes only. Ruark R1 Mk3 is sold separately.
BACKPACK NOW UNAVAILABLE - REPLACEMENT MODEL DUE AUGUST
The new BackPack 2 transforms the R1 compact music system with DAB radio, and the MR1 wireless speakers into completely portable products. BackPack II attaches neatly to the back of both models, so you can now enjoy rich sound wherever mains power is not available.
It frees these miniature marvels from the mains power socket and into the bathroom or onto the decking and the great outdoors. Placing batteries inside takes valuable speaker capacity which can result in unrefined sound, but BackPack II allows R1 and MR1 to retain their rich mains powered performance, but with complete portability.
A total evolution of the original, BackPack II attaches seamlessly to R1 and MR1 and once fitted, can be left permanently in place as it charges automatically whenever the music systems are connected to a mains power supply. A full charge (taking five hours to fully power up) will deliver between eight to twelve hours of mains free listening, depending on volume and brightness of the screen.
To attach, simply unplug the mains adapter from the R1 or MR1 speaker and place the BackPack II on the rear of the music system. Push the DC output connector into the 14VBC socket and secure the battery pack to the Ruark unit with the two screws provided.
Battery type: Li-Ion
Charge voltage: 14.0VDC
Approx. charging time: 5hrs
Approx. playback time: 8hrs (average music at average volume)
Dimensions: W106 x H90 x D21 mm