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Tannoy Reveal 402 

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The Tannoy Reveal 402 is the next step in the line of professional Reveal Series studio monitors. The powered Reveal 402 monitor's perfectly matched ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A refreshed design of the popular Reveal series monitors.

The Tannoy Reveal 402 is the next step in the line of professional Reveal Series studio monitors. The powered Reveal 402 monitor's perfectly matched integrated amplifier ensures maximum efficiency and removes any need for a separate power amp. Response is optimized for near-field operation, such as on a meter bridge or on a table on either side of your control surface. Tannoy puts an Independent gain control on the rear panel, along with an HF trim control to allow fine tuning. Reveal 402 brings 67 years of tried-and-true legendary Tannoy sound to your personal studio in an ultra-compact form factor with pristine audio quality and a truly remarkable feature set.

Big Monitor Sound, Ultra-Compact Design
Don't be fooled by Reveal 402's compact size. Decades of experience in loudspeaker design and tweaking is the foundation for creating Reveal 402. The result is a massive soundscape generated by the super-efficient 4" woofer and ultra-precise 3„4" tweeter.

Expertly Voiced for Massive Sweet Spot
Custom tweaked by Tannoy's in-house speaker guru, Dr. Paul Mills, the active cross-over filters of Reveal 402 have absolutely impeccable timing. This produces the ultimate sweet spot so that you can move around in your workspace without losing the stereo imaging of your mix - as well as invite people to sit in with you during mixing sessions.

Easy Setup Option with Aux Link - Cable Included
If you're anything like us, you're not only working on mixes but also listening to your favorite music! Reveal gives you the ultimate pathway for both. With the Aux Link, setting up has never been easier. Use the included mini jack cable to plug into your favorite music player and link your monitors for an instant stereo setup - no need for external interfaces.

FEATURES
General
  • Size: Near-field
  • System type: Active
  • Configuration: 2-way
  • Drivers
  • Low-frequency driver: 4"
  • Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
  • High-frequency driver: 3.25"
  • Full-range driver: Not applicable
  • Driver type: Info not available
  • Sound 
  • Frequency response: 56Hz – 48kHz
  • Max peak SPL: 101 dB
  • Amplifier class: Info not available
  • Output power: 50W
  • Onboard Features
  • Input connectors: XLR, TRS, 1/8"
  • Standby mode: No
  • Acoustic space control: Yes
  • Power indicator: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 5.8" 
  • Height: 9.5"
  • Depth: 8.4"
  • Weight: Info not available 

Reveal the details of your music with legendary Tannoy sound!

SPECIFICATIONS

Reveal 402

  • Frequency Response: 56Hz - 48kHz
    Max SPL: 101dB
    HxWxD Cabinet Dimensions: 9.45" x 5.79" x 8.35", 240mm x 147mm x 212mm
    Membrane Sizes
    Drive Unit Size, LF/Mid Range: 4" (100mm)
    Drive Unit Size, HF: 3„4" (19mm) Soft Dome
    Bi-amp Output Power, RMS
    LF/Mid Range: 25 watts
    HF: 25 watts
    THD: < 0.9 %
    Input Types and Impedances
    Balanced: XLR, 20kOhm
    Unbalanced: 1/4" Jack, 10kOhm
    AUX Link: 1/8" Jack, 10kOhm
    Output
    AUX Link:1/8" Jack
    EQ Options
    Neutral HF Setting
    +/-1.5dB HF Boost/CUT
    Crossover Frequency: 2.8kHz
    Switchable Power Supply Compatibility: 100-120V or 200-240V (50 - 60Hz)
    Max Power Consumption: 96 watts
    Low Frequency Alignment: Optimized Front Port
    Fuse Data
    100 - 120V: T800 mAL / 250V
    200 - 240V: T800 mAL / 250V
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TannoyReveal 402
 
4.5

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (37)
  • Compact (34)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Versatile (22)
  • Durable (18)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (33)
  • Amateur recording (24)
  • Professional recording (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (14), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

I purchased the Tannoy Reveal 402 speakers after demoing the Reveal 502, Yamaha HS5, and M Audio BX5a speakers. Both of the Tannoys outmatched the other two speakers by a wide margin, with...Read complete review

I purchased the Tannoy Reveal 402 speakers after demoing the Reveal 502, Yamaha HS5, and M Audio BX5a speakers. Both of the Tannoys outmatched the other two speakers by a wide margin, with a powerful, natural sound that revealed nuances lost with other speakers. I prefered the overall sound of the 502s - especially their deeper bass response - but they were a bit large for my editing desk so I went with the 402s.

The 402s are a perfect fit for my video editing studio in terms of size and sound and are a huge upgrade from my previous speakers. In terms of bass response the 402s are at least as good, if not better, than the larger BX5a and HS5 monitors and the overall sound clarity is like FM radio vs. CD.

The Tannoy 402 and 502 monitors are very close in price and I would strongly recommend the 502s if you have the space for them - especially for music production because the low bass response is significantly better.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sound GREAT (when music is playing)

Needed a pair of small workspace monitors, these seemed to fit the bill. They sound amazing when music is playing. But (even with the volume alllll the way down) they have an...Read complete review

Needed a pair of small workspace monitors, these seemed to fit the bill. They sound amazing when music is playing. But (even with the volume alllll the way down) they have an audible hiss. It is not obvious until you're sitting in the quiet, but it is definitely there and is distracting especially when mixing things like spoken word (I found myself feeling like I was going crazy, hearing this subtle high frequency hiss even after laying waste to the lowpass eq). So, probably would do a fine job as a bookshelf set, and if you're only mixing music it might be ok, but I'm returning these.

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5.0

Amazing As Always

By Flandep 53

from Charlottesville, VA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

    Not sure what the negative reviewers are doing but Tannoy is hands down one of the best near field monitors out there particularly for the money. All of their monitors have always been drop dead flat and these are no exception particularly if space is at a premium.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    i would not buy again

    By soundtech

    from ina il

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

    use with daw on computer.poor mixes

     
    5.0

    Good Sound Quality

    By Jimmy Jams

    from Lawrence, kansas

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Warm clear full sounding speakers.

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy
    • No screen on speakers.

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

    The speakers are great for the price, but I got them at a discount so maybe at full price they wouldn't seem as great. I used two MIC cables to hook them up to my Avid Eleven interface. It took an eternity to find out if I needed XLR Mic cables or the DMX cables to hook them up. Finally after calling around to different online Music stores I went back and read the Specifications and in the Specs it said XLR cables. I have never used MIC cables as Speaker cables before, so it seemed odd. For someone like myself, I find that the technology advances (if they are advances) seem only surpassed by the lack of "real human beings" to talk to about issues and questions about the technology they want to sell to me and to you.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice balanced sound.

    By Jimmy Jams

    from Lawrence, kansas

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

      These Tannoy speakers sound really great, but...... Musician Friend and other stores need to put up a better description on how to set these speakers up and how they connect to an interface or whatever one might connect them to. These Active speakers are meant to be bought in a PAIR. There is no Passive speaker that comes with the Active speaker. So, that means spending the money on 2 Active speakers. Purchasing two Active Tannoy speakers, one then uses one for the Right output and the other for the left output. There is an advantage to this because the 2 Active speakers have a Ton of power. I barely have them set at volume level 4 on the dial on the back side of the speakers and they are plenty loud and Clear. In fact they sound incredibly nice and warm as well as clear and loud. If you have an interface like an Avid Eleven, don't forget to buy a couple of really good Mic Cables to connect the speakers to the Balanced Input that they have on their backsides. They have the guitar jack sized inputs for input connection and they have the regular microphone inputs for input (which are the balanced inputs) . More money if you don't already have a pair of these cables. You probably do if you are reading this hahahaha.

       
      5.0

      This product is great love the sound

      By Dj Vibez

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Thank you for making a great product!

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

        I use it for Djing at home recording vinyl recording my mixes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By music mills

        from chicago ill

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

          The tannoy reveal 402 is an excellant studio monitor. highs and mids are clear an bass is well represented for its size.It can be used as main or secondary monitors .Adding a sub woofer would make it a perfect studio set up.buy it, you will not regreat it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great small studio monitors

          By toxictabasco

          from MV

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

            I've been using a pair of 402 for about 6 months. Recorded and mixed over 30 songs, published 7. These are great near field monitors. No problems with noise, no issues. I use them at low volumes for mixing, as well as higher volumes for sampling. With the right placement and acoustic treatment, it will sound as good as studio monitoring headphones. Very well balanced for pop, classic rock, modern rock, blues, R&B sounds. These are excellent for small mixing rooms. Not overkill with volume. The sound is not enhanced like Multimedia speaker. For optimal sound, use the balanced connectors.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great sounding Studio Monitors

            By Albert

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

            For the money, they are great sounding studio monitors

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent for ...

            By da247

            from Waipahu, HI

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • High hiss

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

            Very good product. Didn't like the high hiss when you crank it up. Without wires too. I checked my equipment and I can't say that it isn't my equipment.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing quality and value

            By Scott in LA

            from Los Angeles

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

              I use modern recording monitors for home audio playback. I used Yamaha NS10s for years back in the day when they were THE monitor. Replaced them with passive 8'' JBLs when technology moved on. When the JBL LSR305s came out I went to self powered and ditched my amp. (I love them too) Over a year ago I grabbed a pair of Tannoy 402s for the bedroom to replace a small Fostex rig. I'm loving them and just bought another pair as a gift. They fill a normal size room easily without taking up much space. They are very pleasing to look at and easy to set up with their flexible connection options. And I love the way they sound. Consumer 'hi-fi' gear is so much overpriced junk compared to gear like these and the LSRs.

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