Vita Audio has announced the R4i integrated music system — iPod speaker dock, CD player, DAB/DAB+ FM Radio with built-in subwoofer. The R4i will be available in a Limited Edition sparkling graphite high gloss lacquer with sliver hue grilles, in addition to rich walnut real wood veneer, high gloss midnight black and dream white finishes.
R4i incorporates a superior FM/DAB/DAB+ receiver with greater sensitivity on all bands together with the ability to receive higher definition DAB+ transmissions, which we believe will ultimately become the standard for terrestrial digital radio transmissions around the globe. Revised audio circuitry optimisation gives greater audio clarity and a new CD suspension arrangement provides improved tracking and shock resistance. These changes bring greater sound resolution and a sound-stage that belies the R4i's compact dimensions. Finally we've redesigned and upgraded R4i's power supply so it meets and exceeds forthcoming EU standby regulations.
Carefully crafted inside as well as out, R4i uses Vita Audio's hi-fi pedigree to produce stunning room-filling sound. Comprising a multi format CD player, iPod dock, USB playback port, DAB, DAB+ and FM tuner and auxiliary inputs combined to a powerful 80-watt audiophile-grade amplifier and speaker system.
- Slot loading CD player plays CD-Audio, MP3 and WMA music disks
- Integrated iPod Dock supports and charges all models produced from January 2004 onwards.
- USB port for playback of MP3 and WMA music files
- DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
- 80-watts nominal power output
- Integrated active subwoofer
- Intuitive docking Vita Audio 'RotoDial' provides remote control of all R4i and iPod functions
- Two switchable auxiliary inputs for playback of other audio devices or streaming devices such as Bluetooth receiver or Apple AirPort Express
- 3D enhanced stereo sound
- Information support for MP3 files on CD and USB
- Selectable tone settings
- Stereo headphone output
- Dimensions: (H) 145 x (W) 450 x (D) 255mm
- Weight: 8Kg
- SRP UK: £629.99 — Sparkling Graphite piano lacquer
Vita Audio products are available only through selected outlets. These include John Lewis, Selfridges, Harrods, House of Fraser, The Conran Shop and a range of quality specialist audio and design stores. The R4i will be available May 2011. The original R4 first released in 2008 is available at Amazon UK.