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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 ...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      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 37 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (31)
      • Compact (29)
      • Easy to use (24)
      • Versatile (21)
      • Durable (15)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (27)
      • Amateur recording (20)
      • Professional recording (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (22), Professional musician (9), 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

      Excellent for ...

      By da247

      from Waipahu, HI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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.

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      5.0

      Amazing quality and value

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      By Music lover Scott

      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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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Sound GREAT (when music is playing)

        By Anrew Livingston

        from Kansas City, KS

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

          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

          An even better buy as the Stupid Deal of the Day!

          By Hamp

          from Memphis

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

            These 50 watt powered speakers sound great and give me computer speakers that can hang in with my guitar amp so I can play along with anything I want. Also great mixdown monitors!!

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            5.0

            Awesome speaker. Crisp, clear highs & surprisingly low bass

            By Fotoman

            from Denton TX

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Great monitors
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

              Mainly use at home for great playback and keyboard monitors. I also have it hooked up to a small mixer and they work great for practice vocals with keyboard.

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              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ok for the price; What you see is what you get

              By Big Lar

              from Fargo, ND

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Nice controls on back for sound adjustment

              Cons

              • No speaker grill/cover

              Best Uses

              • on your desk; in a small room for easy listening

              Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

              Though the extra wattage over another brand would make more of a volume difference but it didn't. They are ok for what they are; book shelf speakers for a small room where you don't need any volume and require a streamlined set up (no receiver, amplifier etc...) I have a pair of PB42x Micca's connected to a Uturn turn table for a small room and bought one of these to test out and to connect to my phone to amplify songs off of you tube for solo practice sessions (covers). This speaker didn't seem to be much better and is bigger and has more wattage. Meh...

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Exactly what I wanted

              By Bruce

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

                I use two of these with my iPhone as a simple home music system. The cable link for stereo couldn't be easier. Of course they're monitors, not really hi-fi speakers, so the sound is crisp and clear but not terribly strong on bass. They actually cost less than most of the nicer portable amplified speakers, but those usually offer Bluetooth, so the choice would come down to your needs.
                The secret weapon, though, for these monitors, is how easy it is to plug in a mic or guitar interface and have an instant concert.
                I'm very satisfied.

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                5.0

                so far so good

                By danmusicman

                from rochester mn

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

                  I've only had them for about 2 months, but so far they sound great. For the money, I don't really see a better buy.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding speakers for the price

                  By Lew Ashby

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Economical
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

                    I read a review of these speakers in MusicTech and purchased them based on that article. They were touted as the best you can get for a reasonable price. That claim is true. The speakers are powerful and versatile. They allow for a number of different configurations--balanced, unbalanced, stereo chaining... Each also has its own volume and tone control. I have a small home recording studio. This is just a hobby, so I try to keep expenditures reasonable. These are the best you're going to get for the price.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tannoy Still Rules

                    By flandep

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Drop dead flat response. Small footprint
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Tannoy Reveal 402:

                      I've used Tannoy monitors in the past and came back to them with this model. For the money there's simply nothing that compares to the transparency of these speakers.

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