Fostex PM0.5

Fostex PM0.5

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PM0.5, Active Monitor from Fostex in the PM series.

6 user reviews
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Fostex PM0.5 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fostex
  • Model: PM0.5
  • Series: PM
  • Category: Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 09/24/2003

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Fostex PM0.5 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

MGR/Leon's review"Fostex PM0.5 Active Studio Monitors"

Fostex PM0.5
I bought these speakers (pair) from Cookes Band Instruments, Norwich, UK. I was looking for active monitoring speakers to put a Line6 POD2.3 through. I was advised to listen to these speakers, due to their flat response, and good all-round sound. I tried them, and they did what I wnted them to do.
Cost: £249.00

The sound is natural. The bass is tight, yet smooth, with a strong sense of clarity. The bass parts in music are easily audible. The mid frequencies are smooth and well balanced, it is also extremely clear. The treble is crisp, but is also just rounded at the very top end, as not to be annoying, or obtrusive.
There is great soundstaging, and amazing detail in the stereo field.
The overall sound is very warm, and smooth, but highly detailed. A great sound.
Clean POD sounds, are awesome.

There could have been more connections at the back, this would allow me to connect devices more easily, but 1/4" TRS jack is acceptable.

There is a separate volume on each speaker, wih makes it hard o get the same volume on each, but careful twiddling will sort it out. The volume could have been on the front, to make life easier.

The units seem incredibly robust. Everything looks tight, and well held. The control is solid. There is no rattling at higher volumes.

These speakers are a must to listen to, if your on a budget of £250. They sound absoultely amazing. If your going to mix music, or play POD, or other type units through them, then these are the thing.
Warm, clean, tight, and detailed, awesome!

This review was originally published on
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Fostex PM0.5
I suppose if i wanted to be fussy the power switch could be at the front to save me leaning over them to turn them on and off, but this is a rarity!

Price paid: £250


The sound quality is incredible for the price, the best that i have heard in the price range, very crisp and clear with a solid low-end!


I love these little things but a bit of silver finishing on the cone or something would have been nice to make them look more sleek!

Originally posted on
Posted by: Stréetwíze Productnz ( 4-, 2006)

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

Fostex PM0.5
Active monitor speaker 2 x 30 W per cattle if I'm not mistaken, consult Fostex, y zy say better ke me.
Great to have a monitor of your recordings Contrle c not really for pter sound (especially O 5), coutes of proximity. FEATUREFULL more, managed to stthique (sober). c no m-audio intergalactic


The Fostex are really good, I find them quite right, probably more than other concurrent ds the price range for the lil c mix nicely really comfort. you can be a top lightweight absortion spectrum from below ki is my taste a little Pronon as given the size of boomers, no infra-low tural but this I think the point is frankly subjective, I'd probably take a qq dynamic knowledge ... tt respcte fact, there are no unpleasant surprises!


I tried a lot of stuff before hand that beats the gnlec and Dynaudio, I had not found happiness grd then I pulled into sth I could buy, and Fostex appeared to st as the most convincing, I am very happy tjs they not send a killer but will largely, I let the same sometimes surprised by the quality of the bass. not less than the most !!!, with the experience I think I keep a good memory of my First coutes true, but I'd be happy to have a wider distribution, they st a lil bit small (big sisters 1 st and 2 a bit above)

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

Fostex PM0.5
I bought these speakers because I needed to powered speakers, connect the output of DIGI O1, to the mix of films. I completed a feature film on it, listening to (very) nearby.
I admit that the price I was very motivated when I purchase an urgent need to listen properly and flat.


The bass are present, with two bass reflex ports on the front. During a mix, I deliberately cut out the bass EQ for fear that they not go on listening to a TV ... In fact, you have to do with the fact that PM 05 is the side of generous.
The stereo image is very precise, careful placement and alignemnt. It can be fatal!

The entire spectrum is sharp and clear ... Always gaffe placement, careful to have the tweeters at ear height.
In terms of dynamics, no worries, it pummeled. Of course, remember that they are listening proximity is not meant to sound to a room. But sitting in front of the speakers, we take what is in your ears!


I bought them last July.
What I like most is that they develop the dynamics and overall sound, the whole course of their reported sales prices.
I already worked on Genelec 1030, but hey it's not the same price and they are flatter at the low. However, I remain very satisfied.
In my opinion, the price / quality ratio is the best argument for these speakers. To start developing a home studio on a tight budget without compromising on quality, they seem ideal. In addition to their small size allows them to integrate easily into a small space and thus be able to offer a placement, orientation nickel to the listener.

I put 9 / 10, because perfection does not exist and then because the price / quality ratio is tip top ...

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