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Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Great sounding and very affordable.

The Kustom KPC12P is a 100W powered speaker with a 12" Kustom-built loudspeaker and a piezo HF driver. It is tuned to deliver rich, balanced tonality while accurately reproducing a wide variety of audio content.

The Kustom KPC12P powered speaker provides balanced XLR and TRS 1/4" (balanced/unbalanced) input jacks. These may be used to connect a wide variety of line level devices such as non-powered mixers, preamps, keyboards, drum machines and other audio devices including music players such as iPods and CD players. A volume control adjusts the overall level of the powered PA speaker.

The Kustom PA speaker's TRS 1/4" line out jack may be used to daisy chain 2 or more KPC speakers for a wider dispersion of sound. For example, if a non-powered audio mixer has been connected to the KPC speaker's input, the line out of this first speaker may be connected to a second speaker's input. This is a daisy chain and it often requires shorter cable hookup lengths versus connecting the second speaker directly to the audio mixer.

Since its inception in 1966, Kustom has produced high-quality, affordable PA products, and the Kustom KPC12P PA speaker continues that tradition.

FEATURES
  • 100W Class AB, built-in power amplifier with current-limited protection circuitry
  • One 12' Kustom PA Speaker
  • One piezo horn with wide dispersion flare
  • One balanced XLR input jack
  • One TRS 1/4" input jack
  • Volume control
  • One TRS 1/4" line out jack
SPECIFICATIONS

KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker

  • RMS output: 100W
  • Speaker: 12" Special Design
  • Horn: Piezo Driver
  • Input: XLR Balanced / 1/4" Balanced, Unbalanced
  • Line out: 1/4" Balanced, Unbalanced
  • Frequency Response: 70Hz-20Khz
  • Input Sensitivity: 1VRMS
  • Sensitivity: 96dB 1W/1M
  • Crossover frequency: N/A
  • Dimensions: 17"W x 21-1/2"H x 12-13/16"D
  • Dimensions (mm): 432W x 546H x 325D
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KustomKPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Bulky/heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Speakers for an incredible Price!

I bought these speakers, because I have used Kustom products,all through the 70s, & 90s 80s, and they always worked great.
The greatest advantage I experienced with these...Read complete review

I bought these speakers, because I have used Kustom products,all through the 70s, & 90s 80s, and they always worked great.
The greatest advantage I experienced with these speakers, is that they don't have on-board EQ. This is why my Macs, and Qsc, end up feeding back! There is a double pre-amp conflict, anytime you use an EQ, after an already substantial EQ on your mixer. You have to be careful not to let the powered EQ on your Class A Powered speakers, over ride your board.
I can crank up these Kustom speakers, and set the EQ on my board, to get the sound that I like. With an additional EQ on the powered speakers, that come with their own treble, bass, and mids, are a nightmare to manage. On top of mixing the correct EQ with the board, you have to also equalize the powered speaker's EQ with what you already have going on, with your mixer. This is a double pre-amp conflict, that ends up feeding back easily.
These Kustoms are very simple! Just manage your EQ and sound on the mixer, and then set your desired volume on the Kustoms!
I have only done four gigs, with these, but I never had an iota of feedback, or even close!
I love the simplicity weight, size and volume!
If you know how to mix sound professionally, you will find these a dream to work with! Plus...... They are built like tanks!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I WOULD NOT RECOMMED THE KPC12P POWERED PA SPEAKER

Day I received plugged in mp3 player sounded great for about 15 minutes at half volume level. Then all of a sudden sounded like the voice coil went out and volume at half with...Read complete review

Day I received plugged in mp3 player sounded great for about 15 minutes at half volume level. Then all of a sudden sounded like the voice coil went out and volume at half with just the sound of instruments. Changed cables and used two other player with same results. Called MF customer service send return label and they shipped out another. The next one was DOA sounded just like the problem I encountered the the first one straight out of the box.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Speakers for an incredible Price!

By Wolph Wathen

from Julian Ca.

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Enough Volume
  • Lightweight
  • No Doubling Preamp Issue
  • Simple Set Up
  • Small Footprint

Cons

  • Zero Cons

Best Uses

  • Small Medium Clubs

Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

I bought these speakers, because I have used Kustom products,all through the 70s, & 90s 80s, and they always worked great.
The greatest advantage I experienced with these speakers, is that they don't have on-board EQ. This is why my Macs, and Qsc, end up feeding back! There is a double pre-amp conflict, anytime you use an EQ, after an already substantial EQ on your mixer. You have to be careful not to let the powered EQ on your Class A Powered speakers, over ride your board.
I can crank up these Kustom speakers, and set the EQ on my board, to get the sound that I like. With an additional EQ on the powered speakers, that come with their own treble, bass, and mids, are a nightmare to manage. On top of mixing the correct EQ with the board, you have to also equalize the powered speaker's EQ with what you already have going on, with your mixer. This is a double pre-amp conflict, that ends up feeding back easily.
These Kustoms are very simple! Just manage your EQ and sound on the mixer, and then set your desired volume on the Kustoms!
I have only done four gigs, with these, but I never had an iota of feedback, or even close!
I love the simplicity weight, size and volume!
If you know how to mix sound professionally, you will find these a dream to work with! Plus...... They are built like tanks!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Still Running Great After 7 Months

By DJ Hamilton Productions

from Boone, NC

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • Clear Sound
  • Easy to move
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy To Trasport
  • Easy To Use
  • Simple Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

    This is an update to my last Post about these speakers. When I last posted I had just gotten these out of the box and used them for 1 gig. Now, I have used them for 20+ gigs and I use them in my Home Studio almost Every Day!

    These speakers are just great! They will get loud for a small to medium sized room, they are good for a medium sized room for weddings, vocals run very clear through them. They work best as high to mid range frequencies. The bass isn't a 'thud' or 'boom', more of a punch. I have purchased one of the Kustom 200wat subs to go with my 2 kpc12p's and that seems to be a great setup.

    *NOTE* I do not dj or mc for larger venues or rooms with just 2 of these. If I do a larger room, I have to use more speakers because 2 of these simply will not put the sound into a larger room that you will need.

    You will need an unpowered mixer or a line level source (such as ipod or mp3 player) to plug into these. The speakers have XLR and 1/4" line level inputs on them, but you can only use one of the inputs. They also have a 1/4" line out to daisy chain more speakers. I have found that when chaining more than 2 of these speakers together, the signal starts getting lost, forcing you to turn up the volume on the next speaker. This is not a problem for me because I run individual signals to each speaker. I use an Alesis S-8 Mixer to my speakers. It has plenty of give when it comes to outputs. I run 2 xlr's to the mains, 2 1/4" to the monitors (or speakers in the back of the room) and my control room outs go to my subs so that I can control the bass level independently through the headphone knob. I run a Numark Mixtrack pro into the RCA inputs on the mixer. Works great!

    If you are a small-time DJ looking to save some money and looking for a great system to get you started, this is the one!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice speaker...awful shipping

    By M-in-Denver

    from Denver, PA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

    Speaker seems to work fine so far and happy with the speaker for the price. Seems to be built sturdy. I'm using it to amplify a Korg SP-250 for large room performances. I bought one, but may get a second if my venues get larger. However, shipper was a thin cardboard box with no padding of any kind. On arrival, one of the corners of the speaker was cracked. Does not affect performance, but Musician Friend could have prevented this.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Running strong after a year

    By DJ Hamilton Productions

    from Boone, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

    Ok, so this is my 3rd review on this speaker. After 1 year of use, they are still working grod! I have had some issues recently with the volume/gain nob on one of the speakers. A little piddling and it starts working again. Because of this, I have purchased a set of behringer speakers to replace them, as I have moved to larger venues and require louder and more powerful speakers. Also, on the same speaker, the 1/4" output has become fuzzy and I stopped using it to run out to the subs.

    However, I have used these speakers in 3 outdoor events recently, and they really blew me away! I used them to amplify a speaker's voice, wedding reception and an all day dj event for 500 people. Alone, these speakers did great for the first 2, I had to add subs for the 3rd gig.

    I can't stress enough, if you are using these for music, ADD A SUB!!!! I use 2 of the Kustom 12" powered subs and it works nice.

    I am a bar dj and I only play for crowds of 50-100 people. If you are planning on playing for more people, you will need to either get the single or double 15" versions to reach more people. I never run these speakers more than have volume on the speaker AND the line mixer.

    Great buy for beginners to start with and get their feet wet, but if you plan on becoming more serious and having larger gigs, then go for bigger or more powerful speakers.

    I am also not going to buy any more powered speakers for djing. Just too many wires to keep up with.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good buy

    By CR

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

      Had some shin digs spun with these and no complaints daisy chain a solid woofer with these and it's a package you can spin a small indoor gig without the woofer and may be able to pull it off since the low end can be eq'ed to sound ok but these are def mainly for highs and mids

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Go for it!

      By wdlopez

      from Gainesville, Fl.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Budget Friendly
      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Loud
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

      I was hesitant honestly in buying these. With speakers, you usually get what you pay for and these certainly were not expensive by any means. I have been pleasantly surprised from the moment these came out of the box over a month ago. It's definitely not a high end system, but it does exceed what one would expect from this price bracket. I have a set of two 12" and did an event in a ballroom set for 400 people and was not even near the max capability of these speakers, volume wise. They're definitely loud speakers. If you need a PA system on a budget, consider grabbing two of these and mixer and you're in business.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Small Speakers

      By heqtbaq

      from 29 palms , CA

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Loud For Size
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        These are awesome little powered speakers ! They are easy to hook up , have versitility , adjust for suprisingly loud and clear output and are not overly heavy or hard to carry . These are great for smaller venues or as additional speakers for larger settings . They are a great value for the price and with reasonable care will last . I plan to purchase more of them in the future !

        (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker - You get what you pay for

        By Christopher Wade

        from PA

        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        I picked these up to use with my Line 6 HD500, for more volume and a stereo spread. Unfortunately, this is not an application for the Kustoms, as they're not flat response. Thery're very spiky in the high frequencies. In fact, I had to put a DOD 7-band EQ pedal (all I had around) in front of them just to tame the harsh high end.

        For my application - the HD500 - I'm going to go with another Tech 21 Power Engine.

        I also used these cabs as an informal PA for a party I recently had. Again, just going to the Kustoms with an iPod, it was unbearably harsh and the vocals were swamped out. The EQ in front was able to balance it so that it worked well enough for a party where music wasn't the focus.

        These aren't awful, but you certainly get what you pay for. In this case, you'll have to do a lot of EQing just to get them to acceptable.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Much more than expected

        By Piano Player

        from Lake Elsinore, CA

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        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        The sound on these speakers is not too bad at all. Bass is much better than one would expect at this price. Power amp is clean with no noticable extra noise. I might buy a couple more!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good speaker

        By yellowdog

        from Lexington, KY

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        Purchased two of these speakers in a package with an Alesis mixer. One of the Kustom speakers was broken. The light came on, no sound. Exchanged immediately. MF was helpful in shipping new speaker as soon as I dropped off old speaker at UPS. Always check your equipment asap, and purchase warranties!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Kustom 12 inch powered speakers

        By Glenn Sonoda

        from Akron, Ohio

        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        Great value for the money.
        Excellent quality for the price. I bought 2 for my DJ sound system running them off a small 4 channel mixer. Does a great job for a small banquet room.
        Good. My more expensive powered speakers have adjustable treble and bass but I use my mixer to make the necessary adjustments just fine.
        For 2 powered speakers you can't beat the price.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Value! Great Sound!

        By mytwocents

        from Fort Worth, TX

        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        I bought this speaker to use with a low cost mixer. I mainly play acoustic guitar, and sing. I was really happy when I started to use it. It's quiet to operate, and it sounds great. You can't beat it at this price. I know a lot of people think you need more wattage than this. But with 2 of these speakers in stereo, it puts out a lot of sound. I've noticed that a lot of solo acts use huge speakers for their shows. They have everything turned down, and never need all that power. And usually, it's a noisy setup. This speaker not only lets you practice at home, but can make plenty of clean sound for small bars and gigs.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for the price

        By Taliesin

        from Lawrence, KS

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        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        At this price, it is hard to go wrong. The sound is muddled, particularly at the mid-range, but with conscientious EQ it can be made acceptable. Buy two!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        a good value

        By Jim Petri the nice and easy sound

        from East Northport N.Y.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        A very good value..just add a little bass eq...nice sound .. it puts out a decent volume...keep the amp volume about 12 oclock....the sound is clean ..the amp is very quiet....DONT Push the speakers to hard.. I purchased two kpc 12s..also purchased the Alto ZMX122fx...nice mixer very quiet no noise...some nice fx built in...also a good value

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Just get em already

        By Body_movin

        from La Grande, OR

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

        they sound good, one was clearly a customer return. Just ordered new compression drivers and woofers (9.99 & 17.99), which will make them night and day. Very pleased overall

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really Good Overall Loudspeaker

        By DJ Hamilton Productions

        from Boone, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Multi functional
        • Not too heavy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

          This is the first set of PA speakers that I have purchased out of my own money. They work great and have a wonderful tone. You will need your own mixer, but setting one up is easy to do. I suggest getting a mixer/speaker combo. The bass will hit good, but be careful not to blow the speakers. I recommend getting a powered sub to go along with it. In the end, I made the right choice in getting a pair of these.

          I dj in a small bar on weekends and these do what I want them to do! They are very loud as well! and I mean, VERY LOUD!!!! I cut them up half way and the mixer up about 2/5 of the way, perfect, not too loud, but loud enough.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker

          By Donald Smith

          from CT

          Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

          1 was good, the other is still questionable
          Nice sound, easy to set up. Good bargain for the price
          I bought 2 of these to run a PA for my band. Out of the box 1 was fine, the other had a buzz that increased with volume and was not affected by swapping cables. I took it to the nearest Kustom authorized repair facility and have now been waiting 4 weeks for them to fix it. I should have just returned it for a replacement. I called the repair place after 3 weeks and was told that they hadn't even looked at it yet. I'm pleased with the performance of the good one and just want the other one fixed.
          Good bargain if it doesn't buzz

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          CUSTOM power

          Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

          If you are not "rolling in the dough" get one or two of these they will do a good job in the right vinue..
          This powered speaker does what it is supposed to.the best results in volumn are obtained using an external mixer.also the flexabilaty is improved...
          well made and not to heavy...
          budget priced to get the job done..

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Kustom KPC12P Awesome sound

          By JohnStrat66

          from NJ USA

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          Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

          I will gladly look to Kustom for my next sound purchase. I used Crate for years, but as they are fading into history, if this is the quality Kustom offers I will buy from them again.
          Just recieved this speaker and used it in practice. What clarity! Great lows and highs, no static at all. With my Behringer mixer I can dial in the tone I want, and it is clear thru this speaker. With 100 watts, this will work fine for our band. Great price, great sound. I will gladly look to Kustom for my next sound purchase.
          Well built, rugged. Clean sound, no static or hissing. At 42 pounds, it's not light but easily carried(Compared to my 80 pound Crate combo amps) .
          Great sound, great price. Can't beat this speaker.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Powered Speaker

          By Elwood Beauchamp

          from North Mississippi

          Comments about Kustom KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker:

          We also purchased and are equally pleased with a 10" version of this powered speaker in the Stage Monitor version.
          This is the Third of this speaker we have purchased and as with each of the others, is a total pleasure to use and power to spare. The Line Out Jack permits the relay of the signal to other powered speakers or recording devices.

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