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Tannoy Reveal 601p Passive Studio Monitor

The Tannoy Reveal 601p is the current evolution of the original passive Reveal high definition reference monitor and is ideal for the home studio. (8) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

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 current 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 passive monitor with a small footprint, the Reveal 601a offers the perfect solution. Built to the same superior standard as the rest of the Reveal range, the Reveal 601a packs performance, accuracy and value into a compact enclosure. Priced competitively with the entry-level recording setup in mind, the Reveal 601a delivers a wide bandwidth performance that will impress even the most seasoned pro.

Features

- Evolution of the original passive Reveal high definition reference monitor
- 6.5-inch (130mm) LF/MF driver and 1-inch (30mm) soft dome tweeter delivering wide frequency response of 63Hz - 30kHz
- Sculpted and rigid front baffle design to minimise diffraction
- Response has been optimised for quarter space near-field operation, such as on a meter bridge or on a table either side of your control surface
- Front firing reflex bass port to negate boundary-coupling
- 50-100W RMS Recommended Amp Power
- Bass unit development using to minimise offsets and linearise 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.
- + 1.5 / 0 / -1.5dB HF trim switch for custom room adjustment
- Balanced XLR and unbalanced jack connectors

Ahead of the Curve

The sculpted curved edges of the 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 nearfield monitoring 'sweet spot', delivering accurate and highly controlled high frequencies is critical. The Reveals feature a 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 Reveals feature front-firing reflex bass ports however, to allow for ideal positioning even within small or confined studio spaces, while still providing defined bass performance.

The low distortion 6.5-inch LF/MF driver voicing has been enhanced to deliver a 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. This preserves the harmonic structure of sounds and the stability of the stereo image, ensuring stunningly accurate mix translation. Response has been optimised for quarter space near field operation, such as on a meter bridge or on a table either side of your control surface, while HF trim control allows fine tuning.

The rigid MDF cabinet construction provides stiffness and minimises colouration, 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 elliptical tweeter waveguide has also been optimised to control high frequency directivity and minimise diffraction, ensuring a wide and even sweet spot.

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Customer Reviews
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Sound: What most people are looking for in a studio monitor is sound that is articulate, transparent (Meaning free of any sonic coloration). It needs to have wide range frequency response and the ability to handle transient/dynamic peaks without showing measurable distortion at reasonable listening levels, and can never be fatiging or "edgy" on the high Freq. Is there a low cost near-field monitor worthy of tackling such needs? Enter the Tannoy Reveal 601P Passive Monitor. At the very low price point I was a bit of a skeptic, but I knew Tannoy was known for legendary speaker products (having heard a pair of amplified system 600's), and I had an application that was very budget restrictive,and the price was so reasonable considering how much monitors can cost, so I tried a pair. Here's the key that worked for me- If setup properly: 1) equilateral triangle between the listener and the left and right speaker ideally ranging 2.5 - 3.5 ft 2) The speakers mounted so that tweeter is at relatively ear level. 3) Given a very clean & robust signal using good quality speaker cable & amplifier rated approx 50 - 125 wpc 4)NOT ever played into distortion....THESE SPEAKERS ARE REMARKABLE and sound like budget had nothing to do with it ! The key here is keeping them nearfield (close to you, almost like a big pair of headphones). If you have a bigger room or listening triangle than indicated above, these will not work very well. As with all nearfield products, they really shine for what they were inherently designed for in near-field applications. If you're in a budget conscious situation, and need great transparent & detailed reference sound in a near-field environment, the Tannoy Reveal 601P Passive Monitor is a great choice. Feature: Actually, in this case a lack of features is good, since they sound great just the way they are. Value: Great Value!
Style of Music: Jazz and beyond
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "601P awesome monitor solution."
Overall: I bought these to monitor my original music. Funk bass, lots of vocals, guitars, etc... I could not be happier. Since they are passive (they all used to be passive) you need a high quality amp and I had a Crown PSA2 lying around that I used to use for subs. This thing sounds amazing. The difference can be heard dramatically when AB comparing mp3 with Wav or Apple lossless files. Airy tight and articulate is how I would describe these. The price they sell for is simply unreal. I monitor 39 inches away in a perfect triangle. 16 " from back wall and the mix position is 38 percent from the back wall. No room treatments but lots of curtains, a bed, (it is our guest room) The demo's I have made are outstanding and I know we are good as when comparing mixes with my audio technical ath m30 headphones they sound really close. The only thing missing is the super low bottom end which I'm not too concerned with anyway as my style is 4 string bass classic rock type music. I don't need the dub step big bottom. These speakers, Reaper, a Shure beta 57A mic, aguilar tone hammer pedal and dbx mc6 are producing some great sounding stuff that I cannot believe is possible for the money. Back in the day 24 track 2" tape World class studios that I recorded in were 150 an hour. (1979-1990). I cannot imagine blowing a tweeter with these things as I already have had two incorrect shutdowns and made some really loud pops that I was sure fried the tweets. Did not happen. Amazing. May not be Genelecs but who wants to spend 2000 dollars on monitors for a project studio? Not me that's for sure. They get the job done.
Style of Music: Rock, Pop,...
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