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      Tannoy Reveal 501A Studio Monitor (485929)
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A studio monitor with performance, accuracy, and value packed into a compact enclosure.

The Tannoy Reveal 501A Active Studio Monitor offers a perfect solution, if you want to equip your studio with industry standard reference monitors without an excessive price tag. Building upon a world-class reputation, Reveal monitors represent the latest evolution of Tannoy's high-resolution passive and active reference monitor technology.

The powered Reveal 501A monitor's perfectly matched integrated amplifier ensures maximum efficiency from the 5" woofer and 1" soft-dome tweeter and removes any need for a separate power amp. Response is optimized for quarter space 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.

The Reveal monitor's low distortion 5" LF/MF driver voicing has been enhanced to deliver natural and accurate ultra-linear response in the low and midrange frequencies, while the wide bandwidth tweeter extends the amplitude response beyond the 20kHz audibility threshold to 30kHz to improve the phase response within the audible band. All the sound's harmonic structure is preserved as is the stereo image's stability, ensuring stunningly accurate mix translation.

The rigid MDF cabinet construction provides stiffness and minimizes coloration, while internal bracing of the sides and rear against the back of the bass driver provides a rigid reactive mass for the moving cone assembly; this ensures fast tight bass response and clear midrange. The curved edged design of the front baffle helps eliminate diffraction, while the front-firing bass port avoids the problem of exaggerated bass response as a result of boundary-coupling – a pitfall inherent with rear-firing designs when positioned close to a wall. The new elliptical tweeter waveguide has also been optimized to control high frequency directivity and minimize diffraction, ensuring a wide and even sweet spot.

Both balanced XLR and unbalanced TRS jack inputs complete the versatile package, ensuring the Tannoy Reveal 501a is easily integrated into any home or project studio with the minimum of fuss.

REVEAL 501A
The original Tannoy Reveal Active near field monitor has become an iconic fixture in recording studios across the world since its arrival in the mid-nineties, widely recognized as the product that defined the category and has been the active monitor of choice for thousands of amateur and professional recording, creative composition and post production facilities worldwide. Building upon this world-class reputation, the Tannoy Reveal Active series represents the latest evolution of Tannoy's high-resolution active reference monitor technology.

Whether you're building a studio on a budget and don't want to compromise on sonic quality, or you need an active monitor with a small footprint, the Reveal 501a offers the perfect solution. Built to the same superior standard as the rest of the new Reveal range, the Reveal 501a packs performance, accuracy, and value into a compact enclosure. Priced competitively with the entry-level recording setup in mind, the Reveal 501a delivers a wide bandwidth performance that will impress even the most seasoned pro.

Ahead of the Curve
The sculpted curved edges of the new Reveal's front baffle help to eliminate unwanted diffraction caused when sound dispersed from the sides of the cabinet is scattered back into the near field causing interference and phase distortion. By carefully smoothing off these edges, this unwanted diffraction is significantly reduced, delivering critical improvements to frequency response and crystal clear imaging, even when off-axis.

Optimized Tweeter Design
In the pursuit of achieving a wide and even near-field monitoring 'sweet spot', delivering accurate and highly controlled high frequencies is critical. The new Reveals feature a brand new tweeter design comprising of soft dome HF driver coupled to an elliptical waveguide that has been optimized to provide very controlled high frequency directivity and minimize diffraction, providing a wide and consistent listening field.

Forward Thinking
Most studio monitors feature bass ports on the rear of their cabinet. This type of design leads to an inherent problem called bass-coupling whereby low frequencies are amplified when the monitors are located close to room boundaries, leading to colored and inaccurate mix results. The Tannoy Reveal 501A offers front-firing reflex bass ports for ideal positioning even within small or confined studio spaces while still providing defined bass performance.

Tannoy Reveal 501A Studio Monitor Features:

  • Integrated 60W total power amp unit
    5" (130mm) LF/MF driver and 1" (30mm) soft dome tweeter delivering wide frequency response of 64Hz-30kHz
    Sculpted and rigid front baffle design to minimize diffraction
    Response has been optimized for quarter space near-field operation, such as on a meter bridge or table on either side of your control surface.
    Front firing reflex bass port to negate boundary-coupling
    Bass unit development used to minimize offsets and linearize the suspension components.
    Wideband tweeter design extending the amplitude response beyond 20kHz audibility to 30kHz to improve the phase response from within the audible band.
    LED indicator shows power status
    + 1.5 / 0 / -1.5dB HF trim switch for custom room adjustment
    Rear mounted volume control for convenient Home Studio and PC/MAC laptop/desktop use.
    Balanced XLR and unbalanced jack connectors


Tannoy Reveal 501A Studio Monitor Specifications:

  • System
    Frequency Response (-3dB) (1): 64Hz-30kHz
    Rated Maximum SPL (2): 108dB
    Distortion: <0.7%
    Dispersion (-6dB): 90 degrees
    Drive Unit LF/ Mid: 130mm (5") multi fibre pulp paper cone
    Drive Unit HF: 25mm (1") soft dome with neodymium magnet system
    Magnetic Shielding: No
    Notes:
    (1 ) ±3dB measured at 1m in an anechoic chamber.
    (2) Peak SPL at mix position for 1 pair driven.
    Electronic Section
    Input Impedance
    XLR balanced & unbalanced
    Jack 10 kOhms
    Input Sensitivity: 0.775V RMS for full output
    Crossover Frequency: 2.3kHz
    Amplifier Output Power: LF 40W RMS, HF 20W RMS
    User Controls
    Power On/Off, Input Sensitivity/dd>
    HF Trim ±1.5dB
    Power Supply
    100-120V, 200-240V/dd>
    Switchable, 50-60Hz
    Power Consumption: 125W Maximum
    Fuse
    100-120V, T800mAL 250V/dd>
    220-240V, T400mAL 250V
    Cabinet
    Low Frequency Alignment: Optimized front reflex loaded
    Cabinet Construction: MDF cabinet with injection molded
    front baffle
    Cabinet Finish: Black fine texture
    Cabinet Dimensions: 7.2"W x 11.8"H x 9.3"D, (300 x 184 x 237 mm)
    Cabinet Weight 12 lb. (5.45 kg)
    Shipping Dimensions: 10.5"W x 16.4"H x 12.6"D, (416 x 266 x 321 mm)
    Shipping Weight 13.7 lb. (6.2 kg)


Tannoy Reveal 501A Studio Monitor

WARRANTY STATEMENT

No maintenance of Tannoy products is necessary.

All of our products have been produced and tested with care and precision to give first-class service.

All passive components are guaranteed for a period of five years from the date of purchase from an authorised Tannoy dealer subject to the absence or evidence of misuse, overload, or accidental damage.

All active and electronic components are guaranteed for a period of one year from the date of purchase from an authorised Tannoy dealer subject to the absence of, or evidence of, misuse, overload or accidental damage.

If at any time during this warranty period the equipment proves to be defective for any reason other than accident, misuse, neglect, unauthorised modification or fair wear and tear, we will repair any such manufacturing defect or, at our option, replace it without charge for labour, parts or return carriage.

If you suspect a problem with a Tannoy product then, in the first instance, discuss it with your Tannoy dealer. If you require further assistance then we ask that you deal directly with your local Tannoy distributor.

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Pro Coverage includes:

  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited Repair
  • Free Shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% Coverage for Commercial Use
  • Extended Return Period
  • Extended Price Protection
  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Free Transfer of Coverage to a new owner
  • Repair Costs Covered for up to 3 years from date of purchase
  • Repairs Can Be Authorized Toll-Free by Phone or the via the web
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  • Bang for your buck

    As reviewed by Bill on 10/22/2010

    So much clarity and distinction between each instrument, amazing quality. I think these are the best bang for your buck speaker on the market, they aren't far behind the much higher priced monitors.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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  • These monitors have the 3 C's - Crystal Clear Clarity

    As reviewed by Gerel McIntosh on 11/18/2010

    Just got these today. I am hearing details that I never knew were there. The clarity of these speakers is unbelievable! I am thoroughly impressed with the design and build quality of the Tannoy's. The improvement in sound quality is reminiscent of the first time I listened to a CD. I cut my teeth listening to vinyl and cassettes so the sound quality of a CD was phenomenal to me at the time. I would recommend these speakers to anyone looking for a budget friendly product that delivers 'money is no object' sound quality.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Nice Pickup !

    As reviewed by BK on 12/20/2010

    I brought these monitors yesterday and i just began seshing with them tonight and I'm surprised by how clear of a sound they have while keeping great bass. The price is defiantly great for someone who is starting up their home studio!!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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