by iGuitar

The monitors have plenty of level for nearfield use and they sound clean and clear with a very solid stereo image and a surprisingly broad sweet-spot. (...) After I finished the song that I was working on with the Reveals I swapped back to my regular nearfields which cost several times more; I didn’t feel the need to change anything about the mix. Nothing. That rather impressed me. (Look out for the full review in iGuitar issue 25, available late April)

by Paul White

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. (Look out for the full review in an upcoming issue of Sound on Sound)

by Media Mixture

To me, the biggest surprise at Musikmesse 2014 was the new Tannoy Reveal Monitors. In direct comparison with competing monitor brands in the same price range, the Tannoy Reveal 402 and 502 performed much better in the mids and highs with a wealth of details and clarity to the sound. It was literally as if the light had been turned on when a switch was made to one of the Reveal monitors. No final conclusions, because I haven't heard the Reveals back home in the studio yet, but i am pretty sure these monitors will become the new benchmark for 4"-6" studio monitors. That is how great they sound.

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by Sylvain Berger

At the end of the day, these monitors are ideal for anyone looking for a pair of high-quality speakers without breaking the bank. At just €159 each, it is tough finding a competitor in this class.

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by Future Music

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. (Look out for the full review in Future Music issue 278, available April 10th)

by Jeff Rowan (User review, Amazon)

"The Tannoy 402's (4" woofer) aren't for everyone; the standard sizes for recording-studio monitors are 5, 6, and 8 inch monitors, assuring that they can handle a robust bass in your music. Tannoy recognized however, that there are lots of folks like me in homes, dorms and garages, who are recording and mixing music in relatively confined spaces. (…) The Tannoys have fit in well with my MO, and have completely met my studio needs. If you have the space and the budget, go bigger with 5 or 8 inch monitors. But if you want a more economical form factor, the 402's will not let you down.

Big Monitor Sound, Ultra-Compact Design

Reveal 402: 4˝Active Studio Monitor

Premium Tonal Clarity Across Musical Styles

Reveal 502: 5˝Active Studio Monitor


Reveal 802: 8˝Active Studio Monitor


Making Monitors for Musicians is part of Tannoy’s DNA and that’s why musicians worldwide have timelessly turned to Tannoy when it comes to monitoring their music.


Tannoy is one of the oldest and most prestigious audio brands in the world. Having been founded as the Tulsemere Manufacturing Company back in 1926 and with a presence in the audio industry of almost a century, the brand has a rich history that is ingrained into every loudspeaker it produces.