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Fostex PM0.4 and PM0.5 Sub 2.1 System
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Get the Fostex PM0.4 Powered Studio Monitors and the Fostex PM0.5-Sub MKII Active 8" Studio Monitor Subwoofer together in one cash-saving bundle. The...Click To Read More About This Product
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Get the Fostex PM0.4 Powered Studio Monitors and the Fostex PM0.5-Sub MKII Active 8" Studio Monitor Subwoofer together in one cash-saving bundle. The PM0.4 monitor speakers feature 4" Kevlar-cone low frequency drivers, 5/8" soft dome tweeters, 18W power to lows, 18W power to highs, and 60Hz to 30kHz frequency response. The Fostex PM0.5 Subwoofer has 110W power, an 8" Kevlar-cone driver, and 25Hz-85Hz frequency response.
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I have bought this set of speakers with my D3200, at the time of purchase and not knowing how this all would pan out and on a budget, I felt this would be good enough. But after cutting the first cd and sitting with those speakers for about 40 hours, I think that true sound from a recording unit should come from a little bit better speaker than I bought. I think that my fostex speakers are good and no problems have I had. But if I did it again I would probably spend more for my studio speakers and alot,alot more for my headset, you'll wear it alot.
The speaker combo gives you what you need=- true sound, with very little color, which gives me the ability to mix clearly. I am on a project now (hip-hop) and these speakers help to balance my sub bass sounds, which I couldn't before.These joints work fine.
is a little patience, and a willing to learn.You'll get very good mixes out of this package IF you don't mind buying some 3 or 6 foot TRS to XLR cables... one pair of TRS to XLR male and one pair TRS to XLR female. call 'em 6 footers.When I first got this set of speakers it did prevent me from getting set up right away, but when you use the balanced cables you're getting the best signal transfer you can get. No biggie. Live and Learn!
This combination doesn't make any sense. These components were never meant to be used with one another. The sub only outputs through XLR cables and the pm0.4s only accept TRS, so you can't even connect them without adapters or specialty cables! This is just a bad idea all around.
The sound these speakers produce is wonderful. The relatively low price of this bundle increases its value. However, there's one big problem that's apparent as soon as you open the box and before you set your monitors up. The instructions themselves say that the PM0.5-Sub MKII is designed to be used with the PM0.5 MKII satellites ... not the PM0.4s. The PM0.4s have two input options: TSR and RCA. The PM0.5 has one output option: XLR. So in order to set your system up you're going to need to get some adapters, especially if your source equipment doesn't use XLR or TRS. This is created a big headache and prevented me from being able to enjoy my new speakers right away. I don't manufacture speakers, but I don't understand why the sub could not have RCA inputs. The least they could have done was include the appropriate cables. Again, the monitors themselves are great but the advertising is very misleading. Make sure you buy some cables and adapters if you don't already have them.
So, if you read most of the previous reviews they give these monitors a low score simply for not providing the correct cables to set up the monitors. Luckily for me I had all the cables already lying around my studio and also knew I was going to have to use them because I had read these reviews. However, not having the right cables has NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW THESE MONITORS SOUND. Which is quite good. The highs and mids and very crisp, present, and well defined. I really feel like a have a good sense of what's going on in the highs and mids. The sub is, as most sub it seems are, just a bunch of super low end and isn't the perfect match for the tiny monitors. I don't understand what they don't kick the sub up a little higher to cover a little more range. So, in an ideal world you'd probably want to get the next higher up 5" monitors, but given that this is such a killer deal AND the fact that they sound very good already, I can't complain. Very happy with my purchase, although I don't feel that the sub (perhaps any sub for that matter) is particularly useful since it feels like there is a bit of a frequency gap between the monitors and the sub that feels unnatural. This is, however, my first sub and so may take getting use to and some experimentation. My previous monitors have been Mackie HR824's, Mackie HR624MKII's, Yamaha NS10's, and some custom made monitors from KRK parts.