Product Comparison: Tannoy REVEAL 402 vs Tannoy REVEAL 502

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General Specifications
About the Product
TANNOY REVEAL 402 70 Watt 4" Bi-Amped Ultra-compact Studio Reference Monitor with Tuned Front-Firing Bass Port.
TANNOY REVEAL 502 105 Watt 5" Bi-Amped Compact Studio Reference Monitor with Tuned Front-Firing Bass Port.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
50 W
75 W
Driver Configuration
0.75" tweeter, 4" woofer
1" tweeter, 5" woofer
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Tannoy REVEAL 402
  • This speaker is perfect! I love the clarity this speaker gives me while listening as well as writing music.
  • From the year of using them there is no issues at all. Amazing product, perfect price.
  • I don't know how Tannoy has done it, but this new line rocks. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a small set of monitors.
  • These studio monitors from sound incredible if positioned properly. They're designed for to have an accurate representation of project audio.
  • After a couple months of light use, one of the two speakers simply stopped turning on.
Tannoy REVEAL 502
  • These are beautifully designed speakers and I can’t do them justice with words. You have to hear them for yourself.
  • I have owned Tannoy speakers before and I will always be a loyal customer.
  • All in all, it’s a pretty minimal and sleek cabinet, and will look right at home in pretty much any setup.
  • With their five-inch drivers, the Reveal 502s are clearly intended for the smaller studio.
  • As with all small ported speakers, there's a degree of low-frequency overhang resulting in bass seeming less tight-sounding than it really is.
Size & Weight
9.45 in.
11.8 in.
5.79 in.
7.2 in.
8.35 in.
9.4 in.
9.7 lbs.
13.67 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Tannoy REVEAL 402
  • Really impressed with the size given to this speaker. Amazing look.
  • I choose them as my computer speakers. The small size and good look. At all they didn't disappoint me, highly recommend.
  • For such a small speaker in size it packs a great punch for low end bass.
  • Reveal 402 it's compact and nice monitor for home studio.
  • The sound of these monitors is really good for the size. I think most of us are getting the 402's to place them close to a laptop.
Tannoy REVEAL 502
  • With their five-inch drivers, the Reveal 502s are clearly intended for the smaller studio.
  • Having hesitated about the size of the speakers I'd need, I decided to go with the smaller size and haven't regretted it.
  • Now getting more technical, bass can get really really low for their size.
  • Solid, heavy for the size, well designed. Love them.
  • When I bought these, I was in a small room in a shared house, drivers would have been massively overkill, and I would have had a bass problem.
Min. Frequency Response
56 Hz
49 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
48 kHz
43 kHz
Input Impendance
20 kOhm
20 kOhm
101 dB
108 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Tannoy REVEAL 402
  • The sound is truly flat - now, if you're mixing/recording music that is exactly what you want.
  • I am very satisfied with their headphone-like sound (as if they each have only a single driver, instead of two).
  • Great bottom end, plenty of volume, and a truly great reference speaker in a small footprint.
  • Good sound. These speakers got as loud as I wanted them to and sounded very nice in the process.
  • I thought these "monitor" speakers are closer to professional quality. Speaker is buzzing.
Tannoy REVEAL 502
  • I'm mixing mostly heavier, guitar and drum oriented music and the frequency response for this kind of music is perfect.
  • If you need quality, accurate-response home studio monitors with ample bass, you can't beat these for the price!
  • Compared to the KRKs (which are admittedly smaller speakers), these have a much fuller bass response and the sound quality is just as good.
  • If mixed improperly, bad bass in this lower range can cause really bad warbling or rumbling, ruining an otherwise great mix.
  • They have a very balanced frequency response, though they're definitely not for bassheads.
Enclosure Material
Cabinet Type
XLR, AUX, Monitor link, TRS
XLR, AUX, Monitor link, TRS
Magnetic Shielding
Power ON / OFF, Volume control, High Frequency Equalizer
Volume, Power ON / OFF, High Frequency Equalizer
Rubberized foam base for acoustic isolation, Ultra-wide sweet spot, Front-firing bass port
Front-firing bass port, Ultra-wide dispersion, Rubberized foam base, Adjustable equalization
What customers say about "Features"
Tannoy REVEAL 402
  • It's perfect balanced between HI & low Frequency. Best speakers that I ever bought.
  • It's true! The sweet spot stays with you even on the 402's. You guys should check these out for your home studio.
  • Great bass and solid sound throughout the spectrum.
  • The speakers cannot be compared to a larger diameter sub speaker.
  • EQ and volume controls are on the rear panel. It's uncomfortable to change settings using them as desktop speakers.
Tannoy REVEAL 502
  • The stereo field is very consistent from multiple listening positions in the room, and they convey the warm subtleties of both digital and analog instruments.
  • The front porthole is a nice feature, making it possible to place the speakers closer to a wall without nasty side-effects for the bass frequencies.
  • All in all, it’s a pretty minimal and sleek cabinet, and will look right at home in pretty much any setup. I’m definitely a fan of the aesthetic of the Tannoy Reveal lineup.
  • There are no screens in front of the driver and tweeter, however Tannoy does claim that the tweeter dome is “poke-resistant”, so, well, there’s that.
  • They automatically sleep after a short amount of time and they have to be re-awakened by a relatively high volume input, which is pretty annoying during mixing and mastering.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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