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.
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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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Yes I have raved quite a lot here, so let me say it again plainly: I’m not being sponsored by Tannoy, and I don’t get any goodies from them. In my opinion, the Tannoy Reveal 502s are simply the best entry-level studio monitors currently available in the 5 inch price range. Sonically, the Reveal 502 is so open and detailed, and for a 5-incher, it goes really deep, with top-notch definition. So if you want to buy entry-level studio monitors for less than €150 apiece, get the Tannoy Reveal 502. I can wholeheartedly recommend them.
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