Fostex PM-2

Fostex PM-2

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PM-2, Active Monitor from Fostex in the PM series.

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Fostex PM-2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fostex
  • Model: PM-2
  • Series: PM
  • Category: Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 03/06/2004

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Fostex PM-2 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

iodah's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fostex PM-2
Hi, my choice is facing what MODEL of monitoring speakers from the quotient qualitprix. I do not return to the fact that FOSTEX is also a REFERENCE in terms of sound, despite the high rev range of brands that you can see on the market and the size of his PORTFOLIO! ;-)
For those who like me have a budjet plutt way, I tell them what type of monitor that is simply not fair to color specially; the rglages are on the rear panel and the ear each will be the difference.
I use these speakers for my home mix (house-deep-Rn'B)


The acoustic part of the enclosure is much balance as it should be noted that the dme of 20 cm bass driver is not paper and polypropylene, o a softer bass response, the fact is that any monitor with a 20 cm woofer reproduces bass gently on the qualisateur.
Auditory fatigue do not win often, but again it depends on each ear and style of music.


I recommend this choice, once again without falling into the arguments of the resellers spcialiss.
Made in a sound ergonomic and pleasant all levels because you your own judges, the mastering will do the rest. lol
Let the music be with you!

Nikosh's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fostex PM-2
I chose these speakers for the best price for my home studio in the house Creations, and also for the pleasure of a good cost of my cd prfrs, passs, pr members present and future.


The curve seems pretty linear frequency drives for the moment I do not find a weakness or EXAGRES in rendering.
The image seems to me excellent stro
Clarity and precision of sound is what he most remarkable in these speakers, low to high. The mdiums are Submitted, bass have a big potential, high mdiums AIGS and shiny.
They have a PCHE, a sensitivity and a clarity of thunder: superb!


I use these speakers for three weeks (music enjoyment)
J'apprcie the standard sound potential that they can express, clear the sensitivity and the power they dgagent.
I like their sleek look and anti-sham.
In dpart, I fix on m'tais pm1, not bad, but in comparison to some models of other brands in the class above (but more beaucoub CHRE), c ' silent frustrating, because the sound is clear diffrence.
on the other hand I realized that the only widely held pm2 road from MODELS these, and they are worth a lot less!
My choice is silent: an investment suprieur a little, I spent much above the class!
So I think the report price and excellent quality in comparison with the market so it's a choice I would do.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fostex PM-2
I needed to studio monitors to mix my work because I had my hi-fi speakers on my left. Long live the torti-coli after a quarter of an hour!
I possd of msp-5 (yamaha). Rapidemment sold quite as low as not to establish plutt silent and sound "card". I bought some hi-fi speakers APRS to avoid connecting the computer to guns cost a cd. As I am a patient of his I chose a pair of REGA (English brand) that I cost one hour in excellent condition before purchase. I wanted to find instructors in the transparency of these speakers with a little more serious in prsence (Rega down the well but a bit shy) and more dynamic.


Rponse frquence in the trs is neutral.
Stereo image impeccable.
Trs sound clear and I dtails Discoveries in the pieces that I dj scan in all directions. It is easy to DTECT a bass drum sound that exudes even a complete set, to hear the breathing of the singers and musicians etc ...
The dynamics are simply outstanding. I compare it with the speakers that a friend has made with HP 38-cm amplifier to measure with the sole rglage volume, a selected one of the components in short, no compromise (100 kg the unit. I learned the dynamics qu'tait ... Well not the fostex Phra and the size of my pice (20 m2) it is plenty. I never works has over 1 / 4 volume.
I have as much fun cost a disc with the hi-fi with the monitors. The main diffrence is that they produce a very audible breath at rest and no ordinary lighting. But when everything is running this is by no teacher, no one hears more.


I use them for 7 months. J'apprcie really the transparency of the restitution. In addition they are plutt simple and pretty. It's really not important but good CRITERIA. They are robust. I did not expect to make that choice, the era I did not know that was building fostex monitors. Compared Fame I intended to take mackie hr 824 or equivalents Genelec, I've cost the same day and in the same conditions as the PM-2. I find the ct carton of msp-5 in less obvious, of course, but all the same dcevant, and too low increase on HR 824. A friend advised me of his Eng Dynaudio BM15A assets. I did not even listen when I heard the price diffrence. Fawn any level "costs," the privilge as I had the test for an hour in playback, all my cd tests are passing and I had nothing to say. May be that in 10 years, when more exprience j'aurrais studio, my ear will be more demanding. For now I would do this choice, it is empty.

Ingmar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fostex PM-2
Little comment since I am often asked this by email: If you hsitez between PM1 and PM2, PM2 take, low mdiums serious and are a bit better than the PM1. If your budget is tight the PM1 is choose!

I am tired of my my Genelec 1031A which I found too tiring, which is probably part of my environment because of my time to ingson begins CF career, they were found all over the big studios and j 'loved working on it, o my initial choice. Now I am happy in my spare time, and I work in a pice that is not acoustically treated.

PM-2 I expected better bass reproduction and a high mdium and treble a little less aggressive. Curve rponse ad on Fostex seemed to fit my expectations.


Ct CHARACTERISTICS, I can say this:
- Good finish, even when less-than-class APM, the latrales shall adopt and rear are rounded and may become damaged quickly if they are transported frequently. The PM-2 are not painted but covered with a veneer hard enough with a black granite structure.
- Lourdes: 15kg each
- Close the rear aluminum radiator
- Selector -3 / 0 / +3 dB for bass <60hz
- Potentiomtre notched to gain> 5kHz
- Potentiomtre notched gain of. Unlike Genelec, when the gain of the PM-2 is zero, no sound.
- The input connector accepts both XLR jacks or 6.35, nice!
- Total absence of "plop" when dyed or lighter, in contrast to 1031!

I prfr of slecteurs potentiomtres instead of, obtaining a rglage identical on 2 monitors can s'avrer difficult, but hey, they are slotted s so it's OK.
The coating of the PM-2 is less sensitive to fingerprints, nice for the wife of mnage.
I have a doubt about the protection of HP and the amp, Fostex do not comment this.


Oddly, it sounds exactly like the curve frequency drives on the Fostex site, I expected it and shut IMMEDIATE reassured about my purchase blindly.
The bass is lighter than the 1031, down more mdium lgrement Submitted. The mdiums remind me more of the Dynaudio BM6A Genelec, they do not forgive errors mix. The image is similar to that of stro Genelec, but it was not until the break to really judge. The fever is less brilliant, but when even well-Submitted, and always has the option to boost hair with potentiomtre. Again we must wait for the break to really judge. The only snag is the breath of clean PM-2 is audible at rest, even with the gain of zero, something the Genelec do not. It will certainly be covered by other lments a studio, but good.

I cost my test CD, the following comments:
Tears for Fears / Woman in Chains: trs spatialization good, nice tone of voice, the good sparation lments mdium. 9.5/10, only my Hifi speakers are better, but not topo.
Roachford (I dunno more than the title): gnial, I better understand the intricacies of the mix that covers me t by Genelec! 10/10
Carmina Burana (Deutsche Grammofon): Genelec Here are a little better than the PM-2, NOT!! I heard a default setting that Genelec's were not out: The first sound of bass drum saturates, and you can hear the ingnieur rattaper gain the flies ... 7 / 10
The Art of Noise - Theme 007: Excellent, better than the 1031 level dynamics - 10/10
Various Jazz: gnial!


I just have them, I will put this comment with a few days back and the running of APRS monitors. However, I find the report qualitprix amazing!
Their sound is enjoyable and trs little tiring, amazing bass reproduction. In addition they work hard, trs fort, and their tone remains stable high volume, I am not after all, my pice does not support it!
Apart from the big 'made in China "and the little breath at rest, they have little envy their competitors. The Genelec dj had a report qualitprix horrible, but I think the Finns have to find a solution because their product is COMPTITE at all, like Dynaudio and Mackie elsewhere. Mackie understood the trick and dlocalisent when the others? Until this happens, the PM-2 have a big step ahead, they reprsentent qualitprix a better report to me that the other speakers 'budget' factories in China, they approach really Pro trs premium for proximity. And to think that because of the brand j'hsitais!

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