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Tannoy Reveal

Published: September 28, 2021
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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.

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Tannoy Reveal models

Reveal 502

Middle of the range is the Reveal 502 five-inch model:

  • Reference monitor for desktop recording or monitoring in personal studios
  • 105 Watt custom bi-amped design in a compact enclosure
  • 5" custom high-efficiency low frequency driver for extended bass response
  • 1" soft-dome 'Poke-Resistant' tweeter for detailed high frequency reproduction
  • Accurately tuned front-firing bass port allows near-wall placement and ensures optimal low frequency performance
  • Dimensions: 300 x 184 x 238 mm

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.

Reveal 402

  • 70 Watt custom bi-amped design delivers impressive sound from an ultra-compact enclosure
  • 4" custom high-efficiency low frequency driver for extended bass response
  • 0.75" soft-dome 'Poke-Resistant' tweeter for detailed high frequency reproduction
  • Dimensions: 240 x 147 x 212 mm

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.

Reveal 802

  • 140 Watt custom bi-amped design delivers rock-solid bass and premium tonal clarity at any volume
  • 8” custom high-efficiency low frequency driver for maximum bass response
  • 1” soft-dome 'Poke-Resistant' tweeter for detailed high frequency reproduction
  • Dimensions: 390 x 254 x 300 mm

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.

Tannoy Reveal value and price guide

What's your Tannoy Reveal worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items with prices.

Item Title Date Price
Tanny TANNOY REVEAL PASSIVE STUDIO TANNOY REVEAL PASSIVE STUDIO MONITOR 09/2021 $ 176.88
Tanny Tannoy Reveal 802 Pair Of Tannoy Reveal 802 Pair Of Studio 09/2021 $ 317.93
Tanny TANNOY REVEAL PASSIVE STUDIO TANNOY REVEAL PASSIVE STUDIO MONITOR 07/2021 $ 127.59
Tanny TANNOY REVEAL PASSIVE STUDIO TANNOY REVEAL PASSIVE STUDIO MONITOR 07/2021 $ 138.03
Tanny TANNOY REVEAL PASSIVE STUDIO TANNOY REVEAL PASSIVE STUDIO MONITOR 08/2021 $ 104.39
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