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Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player 

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A pair of 2-way professional speakers with USB and SD media player.

Gem Sound's PBX120USB is a 2-way professional speaker, with a trapezoidal ABS impact-resistant design. The lightweight system has a powerful 12" woofer and a wide dispersion horn. capable of 800W peak and 200W RMS. On the backside you'll find plenty of input and outputs including XLR and 6.35mm jack for Mic 1, and XLR and 3.5mmline in for connecting your media devices, as well as an XLR line out to attach to another active speaker. You can control tone level for high and low frequency at ranges +12dB, as well control the volume for mic 1, and your other media devices running through the line in jacks. The PBX120USB comes with a remote control.

The manufacturer's packaging incorrectly states this item has wheels integrated into the design. Because of its lightweight and portable size the PXB120USB does not have built-in wheels.

FEATURES
  • 2-way professional speaker, trapezoidal design
  • ABS impact-resistent lightweight system
  • 12" extremely powerful woofer
  • Wide dispersion horn
  • XLR and 6.35 jack for Mic 1
  • XLR and 3.5mm line in for connecting other media devices
  • XLR line out for another active speaker
  • Tone level control for high and low frequency at ranges +12dB
  • Volume control for mic 1, line in, and MP3 player
  • LED display
  • Includes remote control
  • Recommended uses:
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Events
  • Clubs
  • Small Halls
  • Conference
SPECIFICATIONS

PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player

  • Power: 200W
  • Power peak: 800W
  • Impedance: 4Ohm
  • SPL 1W/1m: 96dB-2dB
  • SPL peak: 110dB
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-30kHz
  • Mic input level: <5mV
  • Line Input/Output Level: 250mV
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Gem SoundPXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player
 
3.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (15)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Easy to mount (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Great sound quality (6)

Cons

  • Weak bass (6)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Basic systems (12)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (8)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Home (4)
  • Large rooms (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (8), Tech savvy (6), Movie enthusiast (3), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Happy I Bought These!

Honestly, I was nervous about buying these because there were no reviews online about them. I've been wanting to buy 12"speakers for quite sometime and the price couldn't be beat. I researched...Read complete review

Honestly, I was nervous about buying these because there were no reviews online about them. I've been wanting to buy 12"speakers for quite sometime and the price couldn't be beat. I researched anything I could find on Gem Sound. Most of the reviews I found stated the sound quality of their speakers was top notch. They shipped fast. After I unboxed and hooked them up I was totally surprised at how good the sound quality was. I did hear a very tiny hum that made me nervous, I put a 2-prong adapter on the plug but it didn't cancel out the hum. I took them to a kids disco & karaoke gig at an elementary school to try them out. The hum wasn't even noticeable. I can't believe how much KICK these speakers have! I normally use 15" Behringers and these are as loud. The sound quality is EXCELLENT. Used them the next night at another gig and they worked beautifully again. I even hooked one up in my house for the kids for a movie night, worked perfect. I love the USB stick and SD card feature. I am VERY HAPPY with this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good deal, but at a discount

The Musician's Friend Stupid Deal was hard to pass up, and at that price, I figured might as well have a set of them. I found them a little difficult to EQ compared...Read complete review

The Musician's Friend Stupid Deal was hard to pass up, and at that price, I figured might as well have a set of them. I found them a little difficult to EQ compared to others I have (Alto, JBL.) I use them now in my practice studio for stereo electronic drum kit monitors and for that they work great. They do seem to have a lot more power than they are rated for; I have to turn the outputs way down compared to my other speakers, which is curious. So, all-in-all, at the Stupid Deal price they are certainly worth owning. At the normal selling price that I've seen, no way. For low-end speakers, if the price is the same or close, I would prefer Alto any timne.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Perfect Pair!

By Eyeball1971

from PA

About Me Gigging musician

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Mount
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Great Stereo Sound

Cons

  • Na

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Larger Rooms
  • Outdoors

Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

so far, so good! using these 2 as a stereo guitar amp works well for me. set'm right between my mic stand and with the xlr mix out I run them straight to the board. great set up imho!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great price, questionable quality!!

By cyrral

from midwest

About Me Musician, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Light weight

Cons

  • Poor build quality
  • Poor quality
  • Weak Bass

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

Another Stupid-Deal-Of-The-Day sale for a pair. Gotta jump on it! Was hoping to have an extra set of powered monitors. Out of the box, the first unit seemed to work fine, although bass was kinda weak, it was sufficient. USB player was lack luster, almost unusable because playback was pretty rough sounding. Second unit hummed right out of the box, so I sent it back. Musician's Friend refunded my money! Right now, these pair seemed to be on indefinite backorder, which would lead me to believe they're no longer being made.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

One word: Junk.

By Luckyi

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Outer Body Design

Cons

  • Has An Uninviting Reverb
  • No Bottombass At All
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak Bass

Best Uses

  • It's Hard To Say

Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

Please discontinue. This is a poor quality product and is misleading to the customer. I tried it for about 2mins and packed it right back up.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

You'll be disappointed...

By PapaDuctTape

from Lubbock, TX

About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Mount
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak Bass

Best Uses

    Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

    Bought these as a Stupid-Deal-Of-The-Day. Was really proud to have found some cheap, powered speakers, cause I just wanted to add some amplification in my living room. Sound quality was uber-poor...even at very low volume. I cannot think of an application for these speakers. Musician's Friend was quick to refund my money!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great "Stupid Deal of the Day"

    By Back to Bassics Dave

    from SoCal

    About Me Musician Part Time, Tech Savvy

    See all my reviews

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output

    Cons

    • A Bit Mid Rangy

    Best Uses

    • As Monitors
    • Home
    • Small Venue Pa Needs

    Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

    After 30 years of use, my Tapco/EV PA speakers blew their tweeters. These active powered speakers turned out to show up in my email at the perfect time. With the EQ neutral, they are a bit mid rangy but a modest boost in the high end made these puppies sound good. At 200 watts each, they can work well as either monitors or mains for small venues. The molded case can work well on the floor, or on its pole mount.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Happy I Bought These!

    By Danny D

    from Niagara Falls, New York

    About Me Mobile DJ, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Quality Excellent Sound

    Cons

    • Slight Hum

    Best Uses

    • Any Standard Mobiledj Gig
    • Basic Systems
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
    • Outdoors
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

    Honestly, I was nervous about buying these because there were no reviews online about them. I've been wanting to buy 12"speakers for quite sometime and the price couldn't be beat. I researched anything I could find on Gem Sound. Most of the reviews I found stated the sound quality of their speakers was top notch. They shipped fast. After I unboxed and hooked them up I was totally surprised at how good the sound quality was. I did hear a very tiny hum that made me nervous, I put a 2-prong adapter on the plug but it didn't cancel out the hum. I took them to a kids disco & karaoke gig at an elementary school to try them out. The hum wasn't even noticeable. I can't believe how much KICK these speakers have! I normally use 15" Behringers and these are as loud. The sound quality is EXCELLENT. Used them the next night at another gig and they worked beautifully again. I even hooked one up in my house for the kids for a movie night, worked perfect. I love the USB stick and SD card feature. I am VERY HAPPY with this product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great package deal

    By TerrorInTheTrees

    from Lucasville, OH

    About Me Audiophile, Haunt Owner, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Haunted Attraction
      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Outdoors
      • Smaller Rooms
      • Small Parties

      Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

      We use these in our Haunted Attraction, great units easy to use the perfect blend of power and sound for on the spot sound effects, bought a set of 15's last year just purchased 4 12's for next year, sound great for our use, if you want earth shattering bass you may want something else, but it just enough for our application

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good for unintended application!

      By PRS513

      from Eastern PA

      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

      See all my reviews

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

        We bought these to use as powered monitors for live performances. They are only doing vocals, so there isn't much stress on the woofer for that. They don't lay down on their sides very gracefully, but to be fair, they weren't designed for that. Nevertheless, they are very effective for this application and have plenty of output in a vocal stage monitor situation. Of course, at the sale price, there were EXTREMELY cost-effective.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        These offer excellent features

        By doodah

        from Florida

        About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Inputs For Usb Sd Card

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

          I am not an audiophile, but I have enjoyed listening to music for more than 50 years, and still play music with a small band. The sound quality (12 inch version) is excellent for the price, especially with the features like USB and SD card inputs which are hard to find even on more expensive powered speakers.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          What would you expect from cheap speaker

          By Rob S.

          from Lexington, NC

          About Me Pro Audio / DJ

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Midrange
          • Good Power Output

          Cons

          • Bass Weak Shrill Highs
          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Weak Bass

          Best Uses

          • Stage monitors

          Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

          After reading many reviews I purchased these speakers to use as floor wedges. Honestly that is all they are good for. As mains they are totally inadequate. The bass is non existant and when you try to EQ it in it is just muffled and weak. The highs are shrill and tinny. However, as floor wedges they work great because the speaker's actual frequency response sits right at a good vocal range. Their midrange clarity and power make it easy to set them up as monitors. Why are these speakers like this? Poor cabinet design. Take the speakers and guts out and put them in good cabinets and these speakers might be as good as the Mackie equivalent.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Good deal, but at a discount

          By EricB

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Professional musician

          See all my reviews

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output

          Cons

          • Weak Bass

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

          The Musician's Friend Stupid Deal was hard to pass up, and at that price, I figured might as well have a set of them. I found them a little difficult to EQ compared to others I have (Alto, JBL.) I use them now in my practice studio for stereo electronic drum kit monitors and for that they work great. They do seem to have a lot more power than they are rated for; I have to turn the outputs way down compared to my other speakers, which is curious. So, all-in-all, at the Stupid Deal price they are certainly worth owning. At the normal selling price that I've seen, no way. For low-end speakers, if the price is the same or close, I would prefer Alto any timne.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good value

          By Coack

          from MIchigan

          About Me ", Technically Challenged, Worship Team 10yrs

          See all my reviews

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Worship Team Practice

            Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

            Good value. Worship team liked practicing with them.

            Sound and volume was OK. Large worship area 100ft by 120ft with 24ft ceillings

            Volume set at 2.
            I have used them twice

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Pleased.....

            By jlind

            from Alaska

            About Me Practical

            See all my reviews

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            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems

              Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

              Stupid Deal of the Day purchase , excellent value ! - doing this review because I don't understand other reviewers "con's & gripes" , if used within limits of common sense operation these units are absolutely quiet and deliver numerous options for connecting any audio , feedback is nil compared to many name-brand amps , keeping the volume mid-range these seem to provide great decibels for a small venue .... And wouldn't expect "bassy" beyond what (these quality) 12" speakers can move air-wise, . Surely the volume supplied at max will be troublesome, and possibly damaging to the unit ..(do appreciate the extra oomph),. Don't expect them to last if misused , or perform like units costing quantums more .... Yes they are built of plastic and can formidably mount at any demension high or low, Light enough to carry and ship to a mailbox ... I am pleased with these ....

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              • No
               
              4.0

              I really liked this product

              By JA

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Audiophile, Practical

              Pros

              • Easy to Mount
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • DJ / Mixing
                • Home
                • Outdoors
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

                I purchased those speakers despite the numerous comments about how bad the sound quality is. I have to say I was presently surprised to hear how great the speaker sounded. It was so good that a DJ decided to buy them from me for his rig. There is a hum when the volume of channel 1 is all the way up. That can be annoying if you have nothing playing in the speakers. Other than that I would recommend this if u wanted a monitor, if u had a start up band, home theater...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Adrianfm

                from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                See all my reviews

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to Mount
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Outdoors
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

                  Excellent product... If need it, I'll absolutely buy more exactly the same as the two I got.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good Value on "Stupid Deal of the Day"

                  By DJ HouseTunes

                  from Dallas, TX

                  Pros

                  • Decent Sound
                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Lightweight
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Lack Bass
                  • Plasticky Feel And Look

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • DJ / Mixing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

                  I was a little bit hesitant to buy this pair of speakers (I am more into higher end quality products), but I was unable to resist incredibly good deal on these powered speakers. That said, they sound good in small venues, but you'll have to boost the low end. I noticed a small hum at low volume and small knobs feel wobbly.

                  Speakers are versatile, you can mount them on a pole or place them on the floor, I like the option to play music from the USB or from the SD card. I hope the build quality is good and the time will tell. Bottom line, for the basic PA needs these speakers are good deals.

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                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good Value at Sale Price

                  By Tekrytor

                  from CA, USA

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Musician, Tech Savvy

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Usb Player Feature
                  • Lightweight
                  • Small Portable Pa Main

                  Cons

                  • Lack Of Power
                  • Needs Extra Subwoofer
                  • Underpowered Imo
                  • Weak Bass

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • Floor Monitor Tips Nice
                  • Home Theater
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Gem Sound PXB120USB 12" Powered Speakers Pair with USB/SD Media Player:

                  I think these are an excellent value at sale prices, but at $800+ MSRP for a pair, no. They have rather limited power and I although didn't expect too much at the sale price, other things like the cheap plastic knobs and pots do not exactly inspire confidence for longevity or quality. The sound is fair and will work as a monitor or mains for small gigs like coffee shops, small corporate events or pubs, or house parties; but you will definitely want a subwoofer for any realistic bass, even in a non-disco/techno/rap/etc environment. As a small PA for general public (non-audiophiles), no problem. Very portable and light.

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