Vocals come across as sounding natural and open and the sense of stereo perspective is also good with a wide sweet spot, which is particularly welcome if there is more than one person trying to listen to the mix at the same time. There’s perhaps less front-to-back perspective than with the best speakers but the bottom line is that both models are surprisingly affordable yet capable of delivering a balanced sound that you can work with for long periods and where their necessary design compromises won’t stand in the way of you producing a good mix.
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In use, the standout quality of the 802s rushes to the fore with a pleasingly punchy bass response, with an extremely rounded tone. For the size and price, I was particularly impressed by the consistency and weight of this bottom end; these speakers really have been designed with low frequency clarity in mind. (…) Things just got a lot hotter in the active monitor department at this price point.
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Smart, compact, practical and great sounding, the Tannoy Reveal 402s are a fantastic small home studio / desk speaker, with the best elements of both computer speakers and pro monitors rolled in, and at a realistic price, too.
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