Reveal is a distinctive playback monitor that provides Tannoy's unrivaled sonic excellence at a budget price level. These 6.5", 2-way, discreet component studio monitors (magnetically shielded), have an extremely detailed, dynamic sound with a wide, flat frequency response - which is essential for monitoring with reliable accuracy. The distinctive front panel of the Tannoy Reveal is not just for show, the curved baffle has been precisely designed to reduce diffraction. And at 40mm thick, it's massive enough to provide the most rigid mounting platform for the drive units. Outwardly the Tannoy Reveals are stylish but otherwise unremarkable, insomuch as they are straightforward front-ported, two-way active designs.
Middle of the range is the Reveal 502 five-inch model:
With their five-inch drivers, the Reveal 502s are clearly intended for the smaller studio, and while all small ported speakers exhibit some inevitable bass smearing (a ported cabinet is, after all, a damped resonant cavity), the bass end still sounds very credible, with decent note definition.
Considering that the Reveal 402 is such a small speaker, it still delivers a surprisingly plausible impression of bass, though with perhaps a little more port-induced 'pluminess' than its larger siblings. However, it has the same general family sound as the 502, so the mids and highs are very similar in character.
While Tannoy built their reputation on their trademarked Dual Concentric (coaxial) speakers, their smaller conventional monitors, in particular the Reveal series, have always found favour in home studios because of their combination of quality and cost.
What's your Tannoy Reveal worth in 2022? Here are some recently sold items with prices.
|Tannoy Reveal 6 Red Face Passive Studio||11/2021||$173|
|AS IS Of 4 Tannoy Reveal R5A Studio||11/2021||$40|
|Tannoy Reveal 402 Studio Monitor||12/2021||$217|
|Tannoy Reveal 502 Studio Monitors||11/2021||$163|
|AS IS Tannoy Reveal 501A Studio Monitor||10/2021||$25|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||01/2022||-.--|