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Tannoy updates the Reveal monitor line

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Looks like Tannoy has just released updates for the Reveal monitor line.  New versions look great and seem to have some nice improvements.   

 

 

http://www.tannoystudio.com

 

The Reveal 402 provides a large monitor sound in an ultra-compact design.

  • Frequency Response: 56-48kHz
  • Amplifier Output Power: 50 Watts
  • Max SPL: 101 dB
  • Driver Configuration: 4" Woofer / ¾" Tweeter


The Reveal 502 offers premium tonal clarity across musical styles (available exclusively at Guitar Center and Musician's Friend in the US).

  • Frequency Response: 49-43kHz
  • Amplifier Output Power: 75 Watts
  • Max SPL: 108 dB
  • Driver Configuration: 5" Woofer / 1" Tweeter


The Reveal 802 provides rock-solid bottom end at any volume.

  • Frequency Response: 42-43kHz
  • Amplifier Output Power: 100 Watts
  • Max SPL: 114 dB
  • Driver Configuration: 8" Woofer / 1" Tweeter

 

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Thanks for posting. I've been watching for reviews of the 802 (though active speakers often have a compressed sound that, in my vast and impressive experience, isn't neutral enough for studio monitoring).  For writing detailed arrangements, the original Reveals seemed a Hank too relaxed and forgiving for this keyed-up pneumatic loaf, who used them for a few years nervuretheless.

 

Has anyone heard them yet?


Edited by scrypt - 1/24/14 at 7:23am
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Please not another active vs passive thread.....

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Prices revealed in pounds:

 

402  £105

502  £130

802  £209

 

Pretty much a direct comparison with the KRK Rokit line. Except KRK haven't got a 4". So that'll be interesting.

Cheaper than Mackie, JBL and Yamaha. More expensive than Berhinger, M-Audio

 

ed: 802 not 602 you fool.


Edited by RonaldDumsfeld - 1/24/14 at 10:36am
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Thread Starter 

I stopped into Guitar Center yesterday.  Only had 2 pairs of the 502 in boxes and said it would be a couple of weeks before on display to listen.  

 

Pricing and Availability:
Reveal 402: $139.99 US Estimated Price
Reveal 502: $179.99 US Estimated Price
Reveal 802: $279.99 US Estimated Price

post #6 of 9

Just briefly heard the 502s at Guitar Center. They blew everything in their class (Rockit 5, Mackie MR5, Yamaha, JBL)  out of the water. Amazing soundstage and clarity.


Edited by Stuff Jones - 1/26/14 at 1:42pm
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Briefly owned a pair of 502s but returned them. They had too much "self-noise" (hiss/buzz) happening. Even with nothing but the power cords connected. Both speakers sounded the same so it's not like I got a bad one. Even tried plugging into different outlets on different circuits and different floors of the house. These speakers do not have grounds on the power cables, just 2-pronged plugs which I found unusual.

They sounded great though, but check out whether you hear noise at your preferred listening distance before putting down your money. In my location I could still hear the noise at my listening position 3 feet away from the speakers (4 feet away was okay)
Edited by noway - 2/12/14 at 9:29am
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Originally Posted by scrypt View Post

Thanks for posting. I've been watching for reviews of the 802 (though active speakers often have a compressed sound that, in my vast and impressive experience, isn't neutral enough for studio monitoring).  For writing detailed arrangements, the original Reveals seemed a Hank too relaxed and forgiving for this keyed-up pneumatic loaf, who used them for a few years nervuretheless.

Has anyone heard them yet?

Active speakers have a compressed sound? Yeah riiight.
post #9 of 9

Hi all!

 

Has anyone compared these Tannoy 502/802 with the JBL LSR305/308 series? I want to know your thoughts.

 

A detailed comparison would be helpful as well. Sub-bass response? Ultra flat (dull) or slightly flattering/musical (while still accurate)? Wide sweet-spot / stereo image / soundstage? Harsh or mellow treble?

 

 

And Stuff Jones, when you say "it blows them out of the water" where you comparing them to the New JBLs (lsr305/308) or the old JBLs?

 

Thanks for all replies!


Edited by dare2die - 3/19/14 at 3:47am
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