\
Fostex FM-4 4-In/2-Out Portable Field Mixer

Fostex FM-4 4-In/2-Out Portable Field Mixer

Fostex FM-4 4-In/2-Out Portable Field Mixer

B&H # FOFM4 MFR # FM-4
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • 4 XLR Mic/Line Inputs
  • 2 Main Outputs with Custom Transformers
  • Phantom Power
  • Shelving and Parametric EQ
  • Pan Control and Fader Link
  • Organic LED Display
  • Peak and VU Metering
  • Tape, Aux, and Sub Outputs
  • Monitor Return Input
  • AA Batteries or External DC Power
Show moreShow less

Questions? Ask our experts:

Show more Show less
Overview
  • 1Description

The FM-4 from Fostex is a portable 4-channel audio mixer designed for EEP, broadcast, television, and film applications where performance and flexibility are of utmost importance. The mixer features 4 balanced XLR inputs that accommodate mic or line signals and offer 12T and 48V phantom power. Ultra-low noise preamps and custom transformers deliver high-quality audio, while switchable high shelving and mid sweep EQ provide customization.

There are several output options, including 2 main outputs, 2 sub outputs, a tape output, and 2 aux outputs with channel select. The main and sub outputs can also double as 4 channels of direct post-fader output. A dedicated monitor return input is also included for referencing VTR or camera audio.

The FM-4 offers an organic LED display that is highly visible and easy-to-read. It offers high-resolution metering with VU and Peak metering modes. It also shows battery level and currently selected operating mode. The mixer offers seamless pan control and a fader link function, and many of the controls are spring-loaded so they can be set and pushed back into the mixer so they don't get accidentally adjusted.

The FM-4 operates on a set of 8 AA batteries that slide in and out of the mixer in a magazine. You can also receive power from an external DC10-24V power source. The unit features a handy DC output, so you can share power with other equipment in your bag, such as a wireless receiver.

Ultra-low noise preamps and custom transformers provide high-quality audio, ideal for EEP, broadcast, television, and film applications where performance and flexibility are of utmost importance
The 4 balanced XLR inputs accommodate mic or line signals and offer 12T and 48V phantom power
Switchable high shelving and mid sweep EQ provide tone customization
Output options include 2 main outputs, 2 sub outputs, a tape output, and 2 aux outputs with channel select. The main and sub outputs can also double as 4 channels of direct post-fader output
A dedicated monitor return input is included for referencing VTR or camera audio
A highly-visible and easy-to-read organic LED display offers high-resolution metering with VU and Peak metering modes. It also shows battery level and currently selected operating mode
Seamless pan control and a fader link function are built-in, and many of the controls are spring-loaded so they can be set and pushed back into the mixer so they don't get accidentally adjusted
Operates on a set of 8 AA batteries that slide in and out of the mixer in a magazine. You can also receive power from an external DC10-24V power source
A handy DC output lets you share power with other equipment
In the Box
Fostex FM-4 4-In/2-Out Portable Field Mixer
  • 1-Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Show more Show less
    Specifications
    Inputs 4 x Balanced XLR (Mic/Line Switchable)
    1 x 5-Pin AUX Input
    1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini Return Input
    Output 2 x Main/Direct Transformer-Balanced XLR Outputs
    2 x 5-Pin XLR Sub/Direct Outputs
    1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini Tape Output
    1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini Aux Output
    Monitor/Headphone Out 1 x 1/4" Headphone Output
    1 x 3.5mm Headphone Output
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ±1dB (Line In, Main Out)
    40Hz - 20kHz ±1dB (Mic In, Main Out)
    20Hz -20kHz ±3dB (Headphones)
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.1%
    Limiter Attack: 5 milliseconds
    Release: 200 milliseconds
    Signal to Noise Ratio Line: 80dB or Better
    Mic: 55dB or Better
    Crosstalk -70dB or Less
    Filter High Pass Filter: 40-200Hz, -12dB/Oct, Continuously Sweepable
    Equalizer High: 10kHz Fixed, ±12dB
    Mid: 200Hz - 8kHz Variable, ±12dB
    Metering Organic LED Display, Peak and VU
    Phantom Power T12, 48V
    Power 8 x AA Batteries (12V Alkaline, 9.6V NiMH)
    7.2 to 12VDC Required
    1 x 4-Pin XLR Male Power Input (10-24VDC)
    1 x 4-Pin Hirose Female Output (Hirose HR10A-7P-4P. 7.2 to 24VDC)

    Optional AC Adapter Sold Separately (AD15C/AD15-4300)

    Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.8 x 2.25 x 7.1" (274 x 57 x 180mm) (Including Protrusions)
    Weight 3.3 lbs (1.5kg) (Without Batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 10.2 x 7.2"

    Fostex FM-4 4-In/2-Out Portable Field Mixer Review

    Show more Show less
    Reviews
    Be the first to review this item
    Show more Show less
    Q&A
    Top Questions
    Accessories
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

    Close

    Close

    Close