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Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A value-priced monitor that delivers outstanding sound!

The Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn uses a specially voiced crossover to ensure clear separation of frequencies for crisp, full-range reproduction. A 12" woofer delivers deep low frequencies, while a 6" x 12" horn produces bright high-end tones. The Kustom 12" monitor cabinet features 2 parallel input jacks, sturdy construction with reinforced corners and heavy-duty Tolex covering. 30/60/90 positioning.

FEATURES
  • 12" woofer for deep bass tones
  • 6" x 12" horn for shimmering highs
  • Specially voiced internal crossover provides superb separation of frequencies
  • Rubber strap handle
  • 1-3/8" polemount
  • 30/60/90 positioning

It's just as important to hear yourself as it is for the audience to hear you. Set yourself up with these great monitors with a call or a few clicks!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 100W RMS handling
  • 200W peak
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KustomKPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn
 
4.4

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (31)
  • Portable (25)
  • Quick setup (25)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Durable (19)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (26)
  • Outdoor events / games (18)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

KPC 12M Monitor is a workhorse

I run a working band and a part time small sound re-enforcement company. I now own 5 of the Kustom KPC12M monitors and that's what I use for every gig. Never had a break...Read complete review

I run a working band and a part time small sound re-enforcement company. I now own 5 of the Kustom KPC12M monitors and that's what I use for every gig. Never had a break down. When used correctly these speakers last a long time. I have tried many other monitors over the years with varying degrees of problems including under rated horns, pealing exterior covers, bad soldering, weak 12" speakers and poorly constructed cabinets. My Kustoms have not had any of those problems. We recently did a benefit show with 9 bands and they all loved the sound on stage.
Good solid piece of equipment, jacks are recessed, handles are strong, not too heavy at about 33 pounds and a sturdy grill protects the speaker.
Best bang for the buck hands down. We would all love to have a row of prestigious monitors, but back here in the real world we use Kustom KPC12M's because they always work and stand up to the constant abuse of the music business.
No other monitor in the price range can come close to the reliability and sound.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

a great price...but a few problems...

I bought these monitors about a year ago, and I was originally pretty impressed. However, after an average amount of use (once a week at practice and at about 6 gigs), I've...Read complete review

I bought these monitors about a year ago, and I was originally pretty impressed. However, after an average amount of use (once a week at practice and at about 6 gigs), I've noticed a few problems. First off, Kustom uses PLASTIC nuts to secure the 1/4" jacks. These WILL break, and then you will be in trouble at a gig. Secondly, the plastic that Kustom uses on the horn is extremely thin and prone to fracture. In fact, I just noticed that the horn in one of my monitors was completely detached from its screwmounts - the plastic had broken around the screw holes, so there was nothing securing the horn to the cabinet. Basically, you get what you pay for. HTH.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

KPC 12M Monitor is a workhorse

By David Minton

from Oregon

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Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

I run a working band and a part time small sound re-enforcement company. I now own 5 of the Kustom KPC12M monitors and that's what I use for every gig. Never had a break down. When used correctly these speakers last a long time. I have tried many other monitors over the years with varying degrees of problems including under rated horns, pealing exterior covers, bad soldering, weak 12" speakers and poorly constructed cabinets. My Kustoms have not had any of those problems. We recently did a benefit show with 9 bands and they all loved the sound on stage.
Good solid piece of equipment, jacks are recessed, handles are strong, not too heavy at about 33 pounds and a sturdy grill protects the speaker.
Best bang for the buck hands down. We would all love to have a row of prestigious monitors, but back here in the real world we use Kustom KPC12M's because they always work and stand up to the constant abuse of the music business.
No other monitor in the price range can come close to the reliability and sound.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds Great

By Charles

from undisclosed

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Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

Excellent sound, looks great, bargain price. Very pleased and it is always a pleasure to do business with MF.
I paired this with a Kustom Defender 5H 5W tube guitar amp and I am amazed at how good they sound. It has plenty of bass response and the sound is clear and warm.
It seems well made. I am only using it in my practice room, so it does not get any abuse.
This is perfect for my need and is a tremendous bargain for the price. I was going to make my own speaker box with some left over speakers I had, but the wood and other materials would have cost more this speaker cabinet.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WELL worth the $$

By SidVegas

from Las Vegas NV

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Pros

  • Nice Clean Vocals

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      Had a pair of these for awhile, used as monitors..and they were great!..Yea, they are not jbl..or 400w carvin wedge monitor (like I have now)...but they DEF will get the job done- they bark at ya! And, was a nice option that they are pole mountable if you needed em for ur mains in a pinch..they rock, you wont be disappointed.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'm Pleased

      By OldBob

      from North Central Florida

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      Purchased a pair of the Kustom KPC12M's a little over a year ago, using them for practice and playing out several times a month, and have found them to be quite versatile. I've used them as mains in small to medium venues and as monitors in larger or outdoor venues and they have performed flawlessly. If I don't need them as mains or monitors I have also used them as left and right speakers for the 120W electric amp to get a true stereo sound.I use either a 100W or 400W powered mixer, depending on venue size and use, and have had no issues with feedback that the EQ couldn't cure. Electric or acoustic guitar, vocals, all sound decent through these.Yeah, the hardware used is cheap and one of the corner protectors cracked, but I didn't pay $300 to $500 apiece for them either.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value

      By Mac

      from Fairfax Station, VA

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      I'd buy another one and recommend this to others
      Nice size woofer and horn! Can be used in three different position. Has an insert to set on a stand. handle to carry it. What more can you ask for?
      I have not gigged with it, and only plan to use it in my studio, but it seems pretty solid. The corner protectors are plastic, but I suppose they would do the job unless dropped it directly on the corner. The carrying strap is rubber, but also seems pretty substantial. As for the rest, seems pretty standard and it sounds great.
      You can't beat the sound quality for that price!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth every penny

      By Beaker

      from SoCal

      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      It was originally the price that sold me on these great little monitors. After spending a wad of cash to get other gear in place, I still needed spot monitors for band members during practice, and didn't have much of a budget. I ordered a pair of these without letting on how inexpensive they were. After the guys told me how great they sound, I let them in on the price. They were floored. Now we use them on gigs, and couldn't be happier. Well, I take that back... they still have that industrial chemical smell-- something like gas mixed with a little smokie cocktail weanie, but other than that these babies are a steal.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for the money

      By BigTomsMusic

      from Florida

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      great purchase.
      built-in crossover is nice. plenty of punch for smaller gigs
      great for what it is. doesn't have the clarity of my peaveys, but i didn't pay peavey money

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      a great price...but a few problems...

      By Derek Smalls

      from Boston MA

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      I bought these monitors about a year ago, and I was originally pretty impressed. However, after an average amount of use (once a week at practice and at about 6 gigs), I've noticed a few problems. First off, Kustom uses PLASTIC nuts to secure the 1/4" jacks. These WILL break, and then you will be in trouble at a gig. Secondly, the plastic that Kustom uses on the horn is extremely thin and prone to fracture. In fact, I just noticed that the horn in one of my monitors was completely detached from its screwmounts - the plastic had broken around the screw holes, so there was nothing securing the horn to the cabinet. Basically, you get what you pay for. HTH.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Value

      By Peter VanValkenburg

      from Tampa

      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      Great deal.
      Hard to believe they can build them this inexpensive. Sounded great!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great monitors

      By Rambler

      from Syracuse NY

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      I bought 2 monitors a few months ago. I was so happy with them that I purchased 2 more. We have a Peavey 1220 PA system. We are running 4 Kustom KPC12M's in front of the band. I am very happy with the sound that we get from thoes monitors. They are very clear and I couldn't be happier. They are light weight and do the job.
      These monitors have a great sound. I like the metal mesh fronts for speaker protection. I don't care for the plastic corner pieces but they are easily replaced with metal.
      The quality is great. These monitors are well made and have a great sound.
      They are well worth the money. Very affordable.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic

      By Dave from Bulldog Direct

      from Cincinnati,Ohio

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      The KCP12M are fantastic I had the KCP10M for about 6-7 years and was having trouble hearing my drums while playing. Upgraded to the KCP12M and WOW instant improvement. They go with 4 KCP12 PA speakers I have for total monitoring.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review of KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn

      By Boomer

      from Williamsburg, VA

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      .
      The 3 KPC12M monitors I recently purchased are excellent. I don't think you can find a better value for the money. I use them for a practice room for my band (variety) & can EQ everything I want from my powered mixer; the monitors are crisp and clean, and given the low power I have them on for practice, I'm sure I could use them to gig in a fairly large room. They do not have individual monitor volume controls on them, so the monitor mix volume is whatever you set it on the mixer, but for the price you can't beat it. They are also light weight, a real plus.
      Just got them, so don't know how long they'll last with no problems.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Kustom 12 monitor

      By ThinkNextGen

      from Albqny ,N.Y.

      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      Great value for entry level. Could not find local shops.
      Basic features, crossover, multi connection.
      Ok quality for entry level cabinet.
      Very good value, cheaper materials not professional

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great sound

      By soundtech

      from ina il usa

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      good product,great value
      great sounding monitors,great price,with free shipping.the only problem was the corner guards .one was broken in shipment,but a little super glue took care of that,i would recomend these to any one on a low budget.overall great deal fof the price.but you better use care when moving these.overall i,m very happy with these puppies
      grsat speakers for th price,free shipping
      would give a 4 star rating

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for the price

      By JC

      from Maryland

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      Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

      These are built like a tank. Very heavy duty cabinets. Much better than I expected for the price. On a scale of 1 (worst) - 10 (best) I would say the sound quality is around a 6. When you play this side by side against better name monitors, you will notice the sonic difference. They seem lack a wide dynamic response. But, what do you expect for this price. I would by them again for my intended yse.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      very good close field cabinet

      By Hudski

      from San Antonio, TX

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value
      • Portable
      • Quick Setup

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

        In the past year I have used more and more Kustom products with great success and very low failure rate. My most recent purchase is the KPC 12M monitor and I am more than pleased with its performance in a live setting, especially for the price. As a floor monitor, it has warm full bass and adequate highs. I tried it as a main and the piezo horn is very harsh and fatiguing with a very short throw. I am planning on replacing the piezo horn with a compression driven horn and believe they will be excellent cabs for monitor or front of house. They are a tad inefficient, but do come to life with additional power (as do all my Kustom unpowered cabs)

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Deal

        By Dfresh1

        from San luis Obispo

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Great Deal
        • Portable
        • Quick Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

          Shipped fast and sounds great. Thanks.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          KPC12M

          By DM

          from NM

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          Pros

          • Portable

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

          These monitors are "OK", but the plastic materials (especially the carry handles and corners) are a drawback for steady gigging and transport. If set up and left in place, they do a decent job for a small stage

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I'd Buy Again

          By S.T.

          from Southern California

          Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

          Works for me. But as a lead vocalist I need TWO monitor when the entire band is playing. They don't push a lot of sound, but they do the job for small gigs. They do feedback but problem solved with EQ. I'd buy again.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Deal

          By 3DW Rocks

          from Edinboro, PA

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          Comments about Kustom KPC12M 12" Monitor Speaker Cabinet with Horn:

          I bought 3 of these about a year ago wondering how they'd do. They've been great you can't beat these for the buck. If you're a band that's strapped for cash I recommend these. We use them for practice and playing out. Used many, many times and still holding up very well.

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