The Tannoy Reveal 802 is a fairly new, entry-level set of studio monitors whose design, features and most importantly, sound quality are causing some heads to turn. I genuinely had a good feeling while unboxing the Reveals.
What is it?
Bi-amped with the crossover set at 1.5kHz, the Tannoy Reveal 802 monitors cover a massive frequency range from 42Hz to 42kHz. The connections are simple and have a really nice Aux-In feature that allows you to connect a computer/iPod/music player directly without the need for an external sound interface. What makes this even better is that once daisy-chained, you can assign monitors left and right. At 100 watts (75 + 25), these monitors are loud. The manual says they can deliver 114dB SPL and somehow I don’t doubt that, even though I’m not really inclined to try it.
Who is it for?
Electronic music producers, definitely.
I really like the look of these monitors. They are music-heavier and bigger than I’d imagined, but that hasn’t altered their sleekness in any way. I’m glad their power light is at the back, as it’s a bit too bright and would have hurt the eye if it was upfront.
I worked on a mixdown on these monitors and wasn’t disappointed. I found the overall sound clean but encountered a little muddiness in the low range. Truth be told, I’ll attribute that to the studio I was using, as it was on the smaller side without perfect acoustic treatment. I believe that in a moderately large space with basic acoustic treatment, this muddiness would not exist. That being said, I really didn’t feel the need for an additional bass extension as I could hear and feel the low end quite well.
The Tannoy Reveals have a solid sound, an even better price, and sleek looks.
Not perfect in a very small room.
Even though I was initially slightly put off by the muddiness, I would recommend these monitors. In fact, the more I use them, the more I like them. The price makes the set well worth it.
|What’s in the Box||Tech Specs|
|• 2 x monitors|
• 2 x AC power cords
• Link Cable
• User Manual
|• Woofer: 8 inch|
• Tweeter: 1 inch
• Output Power: 100W
• Frequency Range: 42Hz – 42kHz
|Approximate Price: INR 45,000 (pair)|
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