The Tannoy Reveal 502 is the next step in the line of professional Reveal Series studio monitors. The powered Reveal 502 monitor's perfectly matched integrated amplifier ensures maximum efficiency and... Read More
The Tannoy Reveal 502 is the next step in the line of professional Reveal Series studio monitors. The powered Reveal 502 monitor's perfectly matched integrated amplifier ensures maximum efficiency and removes any need for a separate power amp. Response is optimized for 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. Reveal 502 brings 67 years of tried-and-true legendary Tannoy sound to your personal studio in a sleekly designed enclosure that brings you pristine audio quality with a truly remarkable feature set.
Premium Tonal Clarity Across Musical Styles
Reveal 502 delivers absolutely premium tonal clarity, utilizing decades of experience in loudspeaker research and development. Whether it's pop, rock, jazz, hiphop, metal or electronic music, brutal honesty from your monitors is key when fine-tuning the mix of your music. Reveal 502 does exactly what it says it does: Reveals if you've got your mix just right.
Expertly Voiced for Massive Sweet Spot
Custom tweaked by Tannoy's in-house speaker guru, Dr. Paul Mills, the active cross-over filters of Reveal 502 have absolutely impeccable timing. This produces the ultimate sweet spot so that you can move around in your workspace without losing the stereo imaging of your mix - as well as invite people to sit in with you during mixing sessions.
Easy Setup Option with Aux Link - Cable Included
If you're anything like us, you're not only working on mixes but also listening to your favorite music! Reveal gives you the ultimate pathway for both. With the Aux Link, setting up has never been easier. Use the included mini jack cable to plug into your favorite music player and link your monitors for an instant stereo setup - no need for external interfaces.
GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.
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I am a narrative television editor and was looking for monitors for an edit suite i was building to work from home. I asked some of my colleagues and they suggested I check out the tannoy line because they were the best speakers I could get for the money. Since i was building the system with my own money cost was a factor. I went to the guitar center to check out what they had and landed on the 502's. I matched them with other 5 and 6 inch speakers in the store and these just won me over right off the bat. They had plenty of bottom end unlike some of the other models and overall just had a nice warm tone. Picked up a pair and hooked them up to my new system. Wow these things are great. I have not missed a beat between working at the office and working from home. Dialogue is crisp and I feel like I am getting the most out of every take. And the music editing wonderful. I am getting the full range out of every cue I get from the composer and my full mix of dialogue and music is better than ever. Didn't have any problems with "hum" like some of the others. Extremely happy with this purchase and would recommend them to anyone working in film or tv looking for studio monitors.
I've been looking for a handy sized pair of powered monitors for remote laptop recording situations, and also for a second station at my studio. I currently use a custom made pair of Black Beauties that aren't available on the market and wanted to find something that came as close to them as possible. I found the 502's to be the best sounding in the listening room at Guitar Center and was very pleased after listening for a few hours in my studio. One of the best features is the EQ control. With the high end cut in place, they not only come dead close to my bigger monitors but actually sound clearer. The 502's have a very clear sound (definition in the midrange) with a balanced low end. Without the high EQ cut they would probably be little on the bright side to me in my particular room. And that's the key to it. Being able to dial in the right amount of high EQ for every acoustic situation. Now I'm even thinking of using them as my main monitors. As far as the reports or "buzz" I didn't hear that in the listening room and I don't hear it on the pair I bought. In fact they are very quiet. And I do have older ears, but I've preserved my hearing and know what to listen for and how to test for it. Don't know, but it might have to do with proximity to other equipment. Can't wait to plug my Pono player into them!
There are a lot of monitors in the low end monitor range to look through. Lots of features to weigh. It still boils down to what they sound like. After a lot of research and a lot of time in Guitar Center listening rooms comparing sounds I came to these speakers. They just sounded best to me and fit my requirements and price range. Got them home and set them up, using the balanced connections between my Line 6 interface and the xlr inputs on the Tannoys. I used a cable for both speakers and not the 1/8" cable that comes with the speaker. They sounded great at home also. I did not experience the "hum" that the other reviewer experienced. I didn't hear that "hum" in the GC listening room either. I am very happy with these monitors while listening to music or going over my mixes. Give them a listen. They might be your answer also !
sure wish these wouldn't have a VERY audible background buzz to them, because they sound great otherwise. The BG noise is about 10X louder than my Reveal 601's, and yes, I know what I'm doing.It's not my system or power conditioner. TEST them in a quiet space before buying, and compare to other speakers on the shelf at GC.