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Tannoy Reveal 502

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The Tannoy Reveal 502 is the next step in the line of professional Reveal Series studio monitors. The powered Reveal 502 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 502 is the next step in the line of professional Reveal Series studio monitors. The powered Reveal 502 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 502 brings 67 years of tried-and-true legendary Tannoy sound to your personal studio in a sleekly designed enclosure that brings you pristine audio quality with a truly remarkable feature set.

Premium Tonal Clarity Across Musical Styles
Reveal 502 delivers absolutely premium tonal clarity, utilizing decades of experience in loudspeaker research and development. Whether it's pop, rock, jazz, hiphop, metal or electronic music, brutal honesty from your monitors is key when fine-tuning the mix of your music. Reveal 502 does exactly what it says it does: Reveals if you've got your mix just right.

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 502 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: 5"
Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
High-frequency driver: 1"
Full-range driver: Not applicable
Driver type: Info not available
Sound 
Frequency response: 49Hz – 43kHz
Max peak SPL: 108 dB
Amplifier class: Info not available
Output power: 75W
Onboard Features
Input connectors: XLR, TRS, 1/8"
Standby mode: No
Acoustic space control: No
Power indicator: Yes
Other
Width: 7.2" 
Height: 11.8" 
Depth: 9.4"
Weight: Info not available
Enclosure type: Ported

Reveal the details of your music with legendary Tannoy sound!

SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency Response: 49Hz - 43kHz
Max SPL: 108dB

HxWxD Cabinet Dimensions:
11.81" x 7.24" x 9.37"
300mm x 184mm x 238 mm

Membrane Sizes:
Drive Unit Size, LF/Mid Range: 5" (130mm)
Drive Unit Size, HF: 1" (25mm) Soft Dome

Bi-amp Output Power, RMS
LF/Mid Range: 50 Watts
HF: 25 Watts
THD: < 0.7 %

Input Types and Impedances
Balanced: XLR, 20 kOhm
Unbalanced: 1/4" Jack, 10 kOhm
AUX Link: 1/8" Jack, 10 kOhm

Output
AUX Link:1/8" Jack

EQ Options
Neutral HF Setting
+/-1.5 dB HF Boost/CUT
Crossover Frequency: 1.8 kHz

Switchable Power Supply Compatibility:
100-120 V or 200-240 V (50 - 60 Hz)

Max Power Consumption: 120 Watts

Low Frequency Alignment: Optimized Front Port

Fuse Data
100 - 120 V: T1AL / 250 V
200 - 240 V: T500 mAL / 250 V
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TannoyReveal 502
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than expected...

By Tonehead

from Thousand Oaks, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Balanced
  • Beautifully Clear
  • Good bass
  • Self powered
  • Versatile
  • Very Balanced And Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording
    • Remote recording

    Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

    These sound better than I expected. i bought them for remote laptop recording but found I was able to match them to my very expensive custom made Black Beauties (6" two way) that I've been using for mixing and mastering. The EQ feature on the 502's allowed me to get them sounding very close to my BB's, but the great thing is that they sound even clearer, without any hyped high end. I use the high cut on the EQ switch. There's plenty of low end but it's in balance with the mids and highs. And they are super quiet. So thinking that I got a nice little pair for remote use, I got a nice little pair for critical studio use as well.

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Electrical noise

    By NTP

    from Chicago

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

      If you can get pass the electrical noise these are great for mixing

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Great Buy

      By Riddle me this

      from Maryland

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

        I have had these speakers for about a year now. I first got them because of the Tannoy rep and price. The first thing that I noticed was the clarity. Stunning. Just like someone else said, it made me go back and listen to all of my favorite music. I have used them extensively in my home recordings, and they are great at clearly picking out all of the instruments. It is true that they can have a bit of hiss, but I believe that this is because they aren't well shielded. If you move or rotated them just a little, the hiss is diminished, if not completely removed. Highly recommended for the price.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Clear, Detailed, and Well-Balanced

        By Josephson

        from Oakwood, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

          I'm a musician on a budget. I bought a pair of restocked Tannoy Reveal 502 monitors from MF at a bargain price. I wasn't sure quite what to expect with a 5" woofer, but I figured they would be halfway decent since Tannoy is part of the TC Group (along with TC Electronic and TC-Helicon, etc.). When they arrived, I grabbed some CDs from my listening collection that I knew were mixed well just so I could get a quick read on what the sound reproduction would be like. I was impressed with the amount of detail I could hear. In fact, after previewing several tracks from different CDs, I was overcome by a feeling that I needed to listen to my whole collection over again because it was as though I had never really listened to the music before. So many elements that I hadn't realized were there were suddenly being heard for the first time. It was definitely delightful. I left my first audition of these monitors inspired and totally stoked for mixing my own music! I feel like a surgeon who just got upgraded from a steak knife to a razor sharp scalpel! I have no doubt that I would love the 802s even that much more, but these fit my pocketbook and I am exceptionally pleased!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent

          By Pocho

          from NYC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

            Great

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best value at the price point, bar none.

            By Squirrel Trench Audio

            from Holyoke, MA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

              I bought these on recommendation of a mastering engineer who has demo'd a broad range of monitors. He let me know that these are the clearest and most accurate in their price point. However, to get the bottom octave (anything from about 50hz and lower), you will want to pair these with a sub. They do not disappoint, the clarity is on par with monitors costing hundreds upon hundreds more.

               
              5.0

              Smooth sound in a compact package!

              By PianomanKen

              from Watertown, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

                I use these mainly as monitors in my home studio, but they are also good for smaller gigs, as an alternative to bringing my PA. Dome tweeter provides smooth top end, and mid-woofer is tight, with almost as much bass as my 8" M-Audio's. I was concerned about the comments regarding ground hum or buzz, but found that by using good, shielded cables, it was not an issue at all.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Nice monitor for beginners; interference issues is true.

                By Victor

                from Tempe, AZ

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Interference

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

                I'm a experienced guitarrist and arranger, but I'm don't have the studio practice. So, for the first time I bought a set of monitors during Black Friday.

                PROs:
                - The sound is reasonably clean and the speakers reproduce the frequencies that you find on the specs.
                - It looks sturdy
                - Each monitor comes with a P2 cable, in case you need to connect something fast, without an interface.

                CONS:
                - the speaker cable doesn't come with ground. Big flaw!
                - the interference issues are real. This monitor is really sensitive to mobiles phones. True and shameful!

                So, if you just want something with a good sound and a good value, the Reveal 502 is an option. If interference issues bother you, don't but this one.

                 
                5.0

                For The Price You Cannot Go Wrong

                By batphink

                from ON,CANADA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Tannoy Reveal 502:

                  I have been recording my own music for years not that I'm famous .I got these on sale here in Canada in 2015.I got them home and couldn't believe how modern and appealing they look.Took me all of 2 minutes to hook up and lo and behold I heard a BIG clear, very detailed sound,moving around as I was in my music room.I had to alter some settings in some songs as some sounds were different than I was used to,that was easy though.
                  These sound like speakers that cost 5 times as much and I must say they are very accurate in helping to mix your music.Highly recommended!

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