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PM0.3(B)

Your Price: $179.00 CDN

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The newPM0.3 is the Fostex's first 3" 2-way powered monitor speaker system.

The combination of the dedicated 3" LF and 3/4" HF drivers together with the built-in D-class power amplifier delivers unparalleled audio performance in this class. The PM0.3, inheriting the familiar cosmetic design of the best selling PM-series, is ideal for space-limited desktop home studio, PC audio and MP3 reproduction.

- Newly designed 3" fiber glass cone woofer and 3/4" silk dome tweeter drivers
- Quality matt finished front baffle with a choice of three colors (black, gray and white)
- Wooden enclosure box for best audio performance
- Compact yet highly efficient built-in digital amplifier of 15W each channel
- 2 x inputs; RCA (L,R) and stereo mini

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
The 2.1 speaker system on my computer died. Decent sound for what it was. Looked for a good while for something to replace them sifted through the current garbage in the computer speaker market - either to lousy to pay for, or too expensive to justify. Looked at a few other monitors as well. Found these little babies and couldn't be happier.
Posted by Ron on Dec 5, 2017
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
This is a great sound at this price. I earlier bought Yamaha HS8 underestimating size but this opened my eyes. Best for bedroom producers or DJs and great value at this price.
Posted by Irfan on Nov 11, 2016
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I used Yamaha HS8 great sound but too big for my room and neighbours kept banging walls. Got this last week and never that that good sounds can also come from such small size Love it and great for EDM music bedroom producers. Low end is perfect for this size and clean sound. Must buy from my side till the time you get there ;p
Posted by Irfan on Nov 11, 2016
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i own 4 pairs now1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I bought my first pair to act as a secondary monitors, basically to A and B between my high-end monitors. I love them so much I purchased three more pairs for my home theatre's 5.1 setup. I absolutely love them. For my studio I do not use a sub. For my 5.1 setup, I bought a not-too-expensive subwoofer, pairs very nicely, but sub placement had to be tweaked because of the high crossover point on the PM3s In the studio, they are quite articulate, imaging is decent, there's very little bottom but somehow they get away with it. For jazz recordings, wow. For rock and pop, they are very neutral, electronic music with sub bass will suffer, but only in the low end. Overall they lean to the neutral side, not really forgiving, but not fatiguing at all. USE: - in studio: mineral fibre treated walls, ceiling cloud and bass traps - 5.1 setup: living room, drywall walls The only con I can think of is they're not too loud and if you turn up the volume past the 5'oclock position you will hear a slight hiss (from the mix position, however in my 5.1 I can turn them up to 7 or 8 oclock, not noticeable hiss from 7 feet away)
Posted by Micha on Aug 27, 2016
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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
The sales staff weren't kidding when he said I was going to get great sound from this 3' Speaker. For my home studio use, I was not disappointed. Bass was punchy, could easily handle my 808 bass samples. Clear sound, all I need to produce music. Great buy!
Posted by Leeoh on Aug 8, 2016
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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
These are not the monitors I wanted. They are the ones I could afford. But I am really surprised at just how good they are! These are not your grand daddys three inch speakers. Will I replace them someday? Sure. But I'm in no hurry. And when I do, they'll be moving from my studio to my computer. Sound well beyond it's price point. Also, great service from the Kamloops store. Thanks
Posted by Dave on Jun 1, 2014
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Great small or portable reference speaker2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
Speaker technology has come a long way I the 10 years since I owned a recording studio. So has recording technology... I can now work from home on a tiny computer desk with a laptop... These Fostex monitors are a perfect in between step from the full size monitors of a dedicated studio space and having to work in headphones at home to keep the peace with your neighbours. Also small enough you can pack them up easily to apply them elsewhere so I intend to get to know them well. Clearly they don't give a full bass range at this size but I use them more for editing and arrangement... Can do the car stereo or big system test later when close to finished.
Posted by Secret SquiRillZ on Dec 28, 2013
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Closest StoreCalgary East, Alberta
The depth, presence and imaging of the monitors is phenomenal for their price and size. The low end is existent down to some very low frequencies, but unfortunately the 3" drivers are 3" drivers so the low end is rather mute unless you have good ears. It took me a while to get used to the lack of bass coming from a 2.1 setup to this, but after a few hours of listening, I can hear the lows well enough - and they are quite precise. For uses as a high end set of compact PC speakers to desktop "studio" monitor use, you can't really go wrong with these for the price point. Like the other commenter posted, if you looking for ~$100 powered speakers, pony up a few more bucks and get these.
Posted by Mike on Jun 15, 2013
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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
bench tested a couple different pairs of speakers in the $100 range (m-Audio av-30, Beringer)! as well as these Fostec’s on the higher end of the entry level speakers ($140). The first two speakers i tested were no good out the box, but after some break in they sounded decent'ish! Then i plugged in these Fostec’s and right out of the box they sounded like the first two pairs after they had been broken in for a few hours!!! So after now only 10 hours of break the Fostec’s are sounding even better! Clear sound, good flat high, mid and low end, making it a true sound for mixing and a great sound for listening. Don’t get me wrong I would love some top end or even mid level speakers (like the Yamaha’s $400 for a pair) but I simply don't have that budget. I have these hooked up to a turntable w/built in preamp and I just use them for listening to music and they really do deliver! the sound quality is simply amazing! They can be put to full volume and there is no distortion whatsoever. Now granted they are not house shacking speakers but for me full volume is plenty loud enough for my needs! The low end response is good for such a small driver and yes I would love a sub to get some more low but for now these really are great (if you want heavy bass, get a sub! don’t ever think a two way is going to deliver the bass you’re looking for! You need a 2.1! they may have nice lows but they won't compete with a sub). For home, PC or mixing use I can say without a doubt for the price point you will not find anything better! Trust me on that i listened to many in store and i also bench tested 3 pairs (returned the two i didn't like) in that price range and these were the best by far!!! Quality built! they look clean no matter where you put them in the house (unlike others that only look good next to a PC). Very happy...they really are the best sounding of the low end range, and I can say they do compete with allot of low/mid level also, with regards to sound quailty! If you looking for banging loud get the fostec PM. 5's (maybe 4’s also)! So final thought if you have $100 to spend on a pair of speakers, don’t cheap out and buy the $80/$100 ones, find the extra $50 from somewhere and buy these it will be worth it! If you want club level loud and lots of bass you will need to spend allot more money period (at least $500)!
Posted by Enjoy on Apr 15, 2013
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Small and compact; personal and neutral1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I purchased these in the need of a studio monitor, where listening to the HD600 everyday for a few hours have made my head hurting and ears ringing quite often. The Japanese engineered Fostex company has again lived up to their name, with their small and personal form factor, but not losing neutrality and sound quality (soundstage, lows-mid-highs, accuracy and details, etc) at the same time, in spite of a a 3inch driver. The small size means more room for acoustics or other equipment setups. Though the built quality and materials are not top notch, they are backed by a 1 year warranty, and the overall construction is above average nonetheless. I recommend these to any amateur or even professional audio enthusiasts/composers/producers who are looking for a very intimate yet revealing set of active speakers.
Posted by Stuart Fang on Mar 25, 2013
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