Fostex PM-1 MkII : yoTrakkz's user review
"Nice Monitors for cheap"
I used the Fostex PM MKII’s on a few mixes over the last year or so. I feel they're great! No matter if you’re a hobbyist or a professional you will enjoy the clarity of sound that the Fostex PM MKII‘s provide. For such an affordable price these speakers sound amazingly good. I know lack of bass is a general complaint on speakers this size, but they seem to put out enough for me. I was choosing between the M-Audio BX5A's and these. The BX5A's had a little two much high end for my taste, and the MKII’s just sounded more balanced. I also like the volume and high frequency knobs on the back of the speakers which allow you to tweak the sound for your recording environment
For near field monitors these are fantastic! I just bought a pair today and am very impressed. If you need accurate sound for your personal studio at home or for near fields in your larger studio, go with these. They give a very accurate sound, I'm still adjusting to the difference from my previous speakers, but already I can hear things that I hadn't before. It's going to be a great help to have these.
Overall, I like their flat response, and the front port design for the bass response. This helps you to really get a great handle on the bass frequencies, even with monitors of this size. I am very satisfied with my using these any time I get a chance to go to that studio that has them! Try them, you will like them, they are very affordable on almost any budget. They look great and sound even better. With all black design its very stylish and sleek in the studio. These active monitors give that clear sound and some “punch” for those wobbly baselines and sub baselines. They even make real live instruments sound crisp with out even having to use a lot of eq.