Fostex PM0.3d white

Active Nearfield Monitors

  • 2-Way bass reflex
  • 3" Cone woofer made of fibreglass
  • 19 mm Silk dome tweeter
  • Frequency range 110 Hz - 20000 Hz (+/-3 dB)
  • Solid wooden case for superior audio performance
  • Compact digital amplifier (Class D) with 2 x 15 W
  • On the input side Cinch (L / R) and 3.5 mm stereo jack plug
  • Finish: Matte white
  • Dimensions (H x D x W): 100 x 185 x 130 mm
  • Weight: 2.9 kg (pair)
  • Including: 1 Pair
  • Including AC adapter, connector cable (1.5 m), 3.5 mm stereo jack cable (0.8 m)

Further information

Speaker size 1x 3"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 15 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input No
Analogue Input (Jack) No
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction No
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nattyb1, 06.03.2018
I used these speakers as a "stopgap" before I upgraded. Having recently moved to another country, I needed something of higher quality than the mac mini's built in speakers and so cheap that I wouldn't mind leaving it behind after my university semester.

The PM0.3d's sound okay. For the price, they're a good set of computer speakers and, considering it's technically "pro-audio", you're getting consumer level quality at less of a consumer price.

They look nice, which is a redeeming feature and also the automatic sleep mode is really helpful.
The only issue with the sleep mode is that the speaker pops when it enters sleep mode.

This ruined a few recordings where I'd muted the interface output to the speakers, but not turned the speakers off, causing a pop mid-take. But this is good if you accidentally leave the speakers on without playing anything in any other situation.

The speakers also pop when turning on, but that's neither here nor there.

Overall, the speakers lack real bass frequencies below around 200Hz and have a very subdued top over around 6kHz or so. They sound boring and lifeless compared to, say, a half decent Hi-Fi set up.

But nonetheless, they're good for the price.
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For what they are, good.

Illusia Productions, 22.12.2016
We got these to check mixes also on small 3" speakers, along with 5" and 8" speakers in treated rooms. Quick A/B/C switches through different systems.

That or to practice DJing perhaps, is what they should be used for but nothing serious where the ability to judge low-mid and low end frequencies would be crucial.
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