Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitor Review

Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitor Review

Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitor Review

Introduction

Back in the day we reviewed the Reveal 402 Studio Monitors from Tannoy. When these little powerhouses arrived at TTL Towers, we were blown away by it's amazing sound quality and high volume output. It's no surprise that TTL blessed the Tannoy 402's with a gold award. The Tannoy Reveal 802 set is basically a blown up version of the 402's, featuring a whopping 8" woofer and a 50 watt RMS rating for each speaker. Let's find out if size really matters.

 

Specifications

In terms of specifications, the 802 is nothing short of impressive. I know you're all interested in lists, so we've been kind enough to add a list with the full specifications down below.

 

General 
Frequency Response42 Hz - 43 kHz

Max SPL

114 dB
Membrane Sizes 
LF/Mid Range8" (200 mm)

HF

1" Soft Dome (25 mm)
Bi-amp Output Power, RMS 
Power Output100 Watts
Lf/Mid Range75 Watts
HF25 Watts

THD

<0.4%
Input Types and Impedances 
BalancedXLR, 20 kOhm
Unbalanced1/4" Jack, 10 kOhm
AUX LinkMini Jack, 10 kOhm

AUX Link Output

Mini Jack

EQ Options

 
HF EQ Settings

-1.5 dB HF Cut /Neutral/

+1.5 dB HF Boost

Crossover Frequency1.8 kHz

Low Frequency Alignment

Optimized Front Port
Cabinet Dimensions 
HxWxD, mm390 x 254 x 300
HxWxD, inches15.4 x 10.0 x 11.8

 

The Studio Monitors

Apart from its bigger size, the front of the Tannoy Reveal 802 looks exactly the same as it's smaller sibling, which is certainly not a bad thing. On the back there are a few differences though. It has the same buttons, but the layout has been tweaked. You'll find that the input layout on the back is ironically a bit smaller than the input layout on the 402's, at least in ratio.

 

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In terms of volume, the 802 is an absolute beast. It's rated at 50 watts RMS per speaker, not to forget its 100 watt RMS bi-amp. It goes without saying that these speakers have ample horsepower to blast dubstep, rock music or any other genre through its 8" high-efficiency woofer and leave you startling while it's at it. It's rated at a whopping 114 dB, so even if you have one 802, you'd be wise to keep the volume down a bit. There's an equalizer with three options available too: hi-boost, balanced and hi-cut.


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As far as input, there's a balanced and an unbalanced input port. The balanced one is an XLR port, while the unbalanced one is a 1/4" jack. There's an auxiliary input too, so you can connect your phone or tablet to it.

If you're considering buying these speakers, it's a good idea to watch TTL's video review below, as he explains how he tested the speakers and gives his opinion on them.

 

Conclusion Video

 

 

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Most Recent Comments

13-05-2015, 12:23:50

shadow
Interesting to see something different. Quote

13-05-2015, 12:30:16

Feronix
All the want Quote

14-05-2015, 01:21:49

spolsh
Bleedin' hell , they look like normal size bookshelf speakers in the photos (with nothing to really scale them to), then you see the monsters behind TTL in the video.Quote

14-05-2015, 04:35:45

NeverBackDown
I'll watch the video part in the morning, but before I head off, just wanted to let you guys know that the first picture has no link which doesn't allow us to enlarge it. The 2nd pic to the right works but when enlarging it it's all pixelated.

But based off this written review, these are some wide and thick speakers! It's stubbyQuote

14-05-2015, 04:42:17

barnsley
Will buy. These sound exactly like what I'm after. All my current speakers are good for are shaking my desk at certain lows.Quote
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