The very cute PM0.3 powered monitors have a three-inch fiberglass cone woofer and a 3/4-inch silk dome tweeter. They measure: 100-mm (W) x 185-mm (H) x 130-mm (D) and come in black, gray and white colors (as pictured) with a smooth, matte finish. The Fostex PM0.3 monitors are the perfect size for using with your iPhone, portable mp3 player or in your studio for a quick “reality check” that your mixes translate—they’ll still sound good outside of the recording studio.
Connectivity is no problem, with two ways to hook them up: standard L/R channel RCA jacks and a stereo mini jack. They have a built-in 15-watt Class-D power amp and run on an included 15-volt external power supply.
I like their hardwood construction, styling and the blue power-on LED looks swank. The PM0.3 system is priced at $129.99 per pair and more information is available at http://fostexinternational.com/docs/products/PM0.3.shtml.
By Barry Rudolph
miniBIO: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com