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Tannoy Reveal 402   (Open Box)
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Product# H99279
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

     

    (2)

  • 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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    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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