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Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair

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Since its debut, the Fostex PM0.4 has earned a reputation for high performance and sonic clarity. The Fostex PM0.4n adds impressive good looks to an ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Exceptional audio performance combined with good looks.

Since its debut, the Fostex PM0.4 has earned a reputation for high performance and sonic clarity. The Fostex PM0.4n adds impressive good looks to an already stellar resume of sound reproduction. Need an attractive-looking speaker with great sound for installation in a club, bar, restaurant, or retail environment? No problem. With its compact size and wall mountability, the PM0.4n fits right in.

FEATURES
Ultracompact - can be wall mounted using a suitable bracket such as K&M model 24185
Exclusively designed aromatic polyamide LF driver and UFLC (ply Urethane Film Laminated Cloth)
HF driver for maximum sound performance
High-efficiency bi-amplification with 18W LF, 18 HF
Offers superb audio transparency and quality
Beautiful glossy front baffle with gently tapered top

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SPECIFICATIONS
Enclosure system: 2-way bass-reflex
Drivers: LF 4" cone speaker; HF 5/8" soft dome tweeter
Freq. response: 60Hz to 30kHz
Low-frequency cut-off: 60Hz (-10dB)
Low-frequency cut-off: 22Hz (-10dB)
Output power: 18W (LF) x 18W (HF)
Input terminals: TRS phone (balanced), RCA (unbalanced)
Distortion: Less than 0.1% T.H.D. @12W, 4-ohm 20Hz-20kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: Less than 75dB, 20Hz-30kHz, unweighted
Power Consumption: 40W
Dimensions: 5-5/8"W x 8-5/8"H x 7-1/8" (144mm x 220mm x 180mm)
Net Weight 8.26lb. (3.75kg)
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FostexPMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (16)
  • Compact (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (7)

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Good Buy

By Lonestrat

from San Antonio Texas

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Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

If you are expecting professional high end monitors for your home studio keep shopping. I bought these because of the price and several good reviews of the quality. They were right on target with their reviews. These were purchased as an addition to my Tascam DP 24 because I was tired of having my head restricted by headphones. The sound quality that these produce meet my expectations and have enhanced the sound of my previously recorded material. For my home studio these are more than enough. The price was attractive and in comparison I feel I am getting my bang for my buck.
No frills when it comes to features. The level knobs are on the back of the monitor which is not the best location, but other than that there are two connection options which afford the user connection options. They both have active lights on the front that are neither too bright or too dim.
Over all the sound quality is what I would rate as in the middle. Not the best but by far not the worst. For my use in my home studio they perform just fine. They are attractive and the highs and lows are just fine for my needs.
For the price I paid I am satisfied all around and to date have not had any issues with these monitors.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NICE

Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

These speakers are the best you can get at this price range, and honestly I've heard some higher-end monitors in big-boy studios that didn't sound nearly as good as these. Fostex very rarely lets me down.
Pretty simple features, but how much do you need in this area? Everyone complains that the knobs are in the back, but having small kids and stupid friends, I'm actually glad they're out of reach... the levels are where I set them and they stay that way.
Sound quality is clean and untempered by the speakers themselves. That is to say, they're great for mixing... you hear your sound as it is, not polished or empowered by the speakers.
Got them cheap, and they have cut the time my mixes take to finish down dramatically (no more burning a cd and running out to the car or to some other stereo for a real-life reference!), so therefor, the value to me is superb.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good

By deezycakes

from Pittsburgh, PA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

First off, I have not had these very long. Second, I have never owned a set of studio monitors prior. I have recorded in studios though, so I've heard the power of good ones, but it also depends on the room you are in.

I have been doing my bands mixes for awhile now with headphones. I was told that practice was taboo in the world of recording, so I decided to get some monitors. I wanted something reasonably cheap, and that would be easy to tear down and setup.

I didnt know exactly what to look for so I basically went of consumer reviews. For the most part they are right. They sound good! Like listening to music in a car with the upgraded sound package. I actually do that in my car when I mix and master songs for my band because my car had good speakers and a subwoofer. My headphones tended to cut the bass, so it sounded good with headphones....but then when your in your car, it's like a Three 6 Mafia concert. Now I can get it good from the get-go

They have pretty decent bass response as well for as small as they are. You can listen to rap and feel the bass. They are nice and clear. They also have some aesthetic value as well

To use them with an interface you will need 2x 1/4" balanced TRS cables, to use them with your computer's headphone jack, go to radio shack and get a rca to stereo 3.5mm.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clear as a bell

By bornmiddleaged

from Phoenix, AZ

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

    This is an excellent value. Flat frequency response and very clear sound. Surprising bass tone from a 4 inch speaker. I was initially going to buy one of the more expensive Rockit sets, but the Fostex outperformed.

    (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Monitor for an even better price

    By Friday 0089

    from Michigan

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    Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

    I bought a pair of these bad boys many moons ago and they are still going strong. Only a couple cons:
    1) like MOST monitors not a whole lot of low end, however you should be mixing with a sub anyways, so minor detail.
    2) Definitely could use an XLR input, a lot of subs only have XLR out to go to your mains, and impedance issues can plague you if you try to use an XLR-1/4" cable.
    3) The volume knob could use some stopping points to it so I could set each monitor exactly the same, also a dB level indicator along with the it.

    OVERALL however excellent pair of monitors, I do not regret getting them over KRK's one little bit.

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    everything i could want for the price

    By jazz07

    from lafayette, la

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    Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

    I bought a pair of these of few months ago to fit my grad student budget and space constraints. The only problem i had with the way these things sound is that they made all my old mixes sound terrible! These monitors have plenty of power, clarity, and a nicely "flat" response. A couple of things could be better: 1- xlr inputs would be nice 2-easier to reach and read volume knobs. Other than these two minor things, i could not be happier.

    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good solid

    By f38

    from los ángeles

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

        these are great except the access to the volume is in the back of each speaker and not as convenient as i'd like

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I really like them

        By Old Coot

        from Central Illinois

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        Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

        I've used these for over a month now and have had no problems. If something ever happens to them I won't hesitate to get another pair.
        Since I'm a newbie at studio recording and equipment I'm going to rate this an 8. There may be units with better features out there but these are great for me. They are connected to my Tascam 2488neo and sound great. As far as features there are two types of jacks. RCA and 1/4" unbalanced. A volume switch. External power cord and on/off switch.
        Again I like the quality but since this is my first set of studio monitors I don't have anything to compare too. However everything I've recorded sounds great to me. A distinct tonal difference from each channel and crystal clear.
        I don't think you'll find better monitors for the money.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Value for the small home studio

        By Pete Westcott

        from Vancouver, BC, Canada

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        Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

        When I bought these speakers it was because the sale price was so good. My budget and space wouldn't take anything larger. Had them for a year and oh wow, did I ever get a great deal. The sound is certainly accurate enough for my ears, and although they could use a little more bottom end, I can always add a sub at a later date. Can't get over the air they move. Don't think you'll easiy find a better value for the price. (unless you are really lucky or purchasing used.)

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfect..

        By Bob O

        from Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Honest Sound

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Home Recording

        Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

        Just got 'em, hooked 'em up and was very happy and impressed! I ran a couple of RCA's to my Tascam DP-02 and boddaboom-boddabing! Very honest and transparent sound. What you put in is what you get! Volume/lows/highs..perfectly acceptable! Got the black one's on sale. Awesome deal! For the money, you can't go wrong here!

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Amazing. Perfect...need more!!!!! :)

        By sbowman128675

        from Canada

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • SEXY looking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

          New to recording, went with the cheapest possible stuff to get started. Price does not mean a thing when it comes to these monitors. Im new to recording, but experienced in sound and music. Ive been playing pro and semi-pro gigs in and around BC Canada since I was 15 and I know quality when I see and hear it and these have it! Amazing for the price...so amazing Im getting a second pair. Figure my interface has 6 paired outs....Im gonna utilize them. :) Very pleased with this product!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfectly satisfied.

          By Jeff

          from Los Angeles

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

              Flat response. Superb fidelity. They are exactly right for my computer.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Unit

              By Alex

              from California

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              Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

              Quality product for nearfield reference, also loud enought with clean sound, volumen in the back it's OK if you have a mixer line out, interface out, comuter out etc.
              Great Units for any home Studio
              They look good, nice finish and colors, they do not feel ship, and they sound great
              One of those budget units that do the job right

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect for my needs

              By Atlasta Studio

              from Austin Tx.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                I've been searching for a while for a pair of small reliable accurate studio quality monitors under one fifty that would allow me to do things on my bedroom computer with the same confidence and accuracy that I get out in my professional studio. After going through several pairs (Don't buy M-Audio Studio-Pro) I finally got "the pair" for "the price". The catch is they're only currently in my price range because they're on sale for the holidays. So, if like me you need a good set of monitors that will fit on your computer desk (less than 6" wide) and allow you to playback, record, mix, etc. with confidence, no distortions, pristine highs, and plenty of clean usable low end. Do yourself a favor and get a pair of these babies. At the current (or even the normal) sale price for a pair you can't go wrong. (You'll want some MoPads for decoupling to go with these)

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Sound

                By Criminal Mind

                from Sioux City, IA

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy
                • Small

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording
                • Recording Studio

                Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                these are pretty good speakers. good sound quality, looks like its built good. exceptional bass. clear sound. Small but good. About 9 inches tall and six wide. but delivers good crip sound

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Truth tellers

                By Rick

                from undisclosed

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                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • None Found

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Mix Down And Reference
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                Don't expect to blast a room with these. These little monsters tell the truth to your ears and are the perfect mixdown tool. I have had much larger and expensive monitors and can tell you these little things save me a lot of time when I am in mixdown of multitrack recordings. I would recomend these to anyone.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Small Monitors!

                By Music lover

                from The South

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                Pros

                • Amplifiers In Both Speake
                • Balanced Sound
                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                  Unlike most "desktop monitors", these speakers are for more serious uses. Each speaker is amped, unlike the cheaper desktop monitors which have only one monitor and a cable going between the two speakers. While these are more expensive than most of the desktop type monitors, you get what you pay for. These have very clear, clean, balanced sound that will let you hear the nuances in your performance and deliver a good, solid mix. They're small but powerful, and the build quality is excellent. Fostex makes expensive pro level monitors, and they've been at it for quite a long time. If you need a good monitor setup for your home studio, these would be very hard to beat.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Pretty good for the price

                  By DaydreamRedeemer

                  from Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                    I bought these monitors as a backup because my KRK's are being fixed under warranty. They are more than adequate for the money although I probably wouldn't recommend them for a pro level mixing session.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome product

                    By Spider

                    from Beckley, WV

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                      Excellent,High quality sound.Great value

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great sound!

                      By Spider

                      from Beckley, WV

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                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording

                        Comments about Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                        I bought these on a budget.They were on sale and I thought these have to be better than phones. They sound amazing. Seem to be flat for mastering. Overall I am very impressed

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