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50W powered personal stage monitor or mini PA.

With a mix-penetrating 50W of power plus 3.5" piezo horn and 4.5" driver, the tilt-back Kustom KPC4P powered monitor can function as either a stand- or floor-mounted personal stage monitor or mini PA. It has XLR mic in (60dB) gain, 1/4" line in (50dB gain), and an XLR thru that can send signal to a mixer and receive phantom power for the mic input.

FEATURES
  • Stand mountable with tilt-back design that lets it function as a floor monitor
  • XLR mic in with 60dB gain; 1/4" line in with 50dB gain
  • XLR thru sends to mixer and receives phantom power for mic input

Monitor with the band or play solo gigs with the KPC4P. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 50 watts
  • 3.5" piezo horn
  • 4.5" driver
  • XLR mic input
  • ¼" line in
  • XLR thru output
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Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker
 
4.4

(based on 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (101)
  • Good value (100)
  • Easy to use (97)
  • Quick setup (88)
  • Durable (74)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (88)
  • Outdoor events / games (49)
  • Home studio (38)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (60), Professional musician (46), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Live performance close monitor ONLY

Remember what these are designed to do: Close monitoring during Live Performance.

When I first received these little things and set them up for a test I was appalled at the high...Read complete review

Remember what these are designed to do: Close monitoring during Live Performance.

When I first received these little things and set them up for a test I was appalled at the high shrilly and somewhat harsh sound that came out. Immediately I considered sending them back. I'm not sure what I was expecting even knowing that the frequency response doesn't go below 130 Hz. So I borrowed the band's measuring EQ and matching measuring Mic to examine it. The response is as claimed by Kustom with a dip in response at around 1250 Hz. After the measurement I decided to wait until I used these at a live performance with the band to make a decision about them knowing there would be plenty of bass coming from FOH.

I set this monitor up on a mic stand about 3 ft from my head to the left side of me. I play keys and sing backup. I made the mistake of plugging the monitor mix into the XLR Mic Input at first since we were in a hurry to set up and I couldn't find the right adapter. This was a BIG mistake since the speaker would distort and the volume level was impossible to control. However, once I got the Line Level signal plugged into the 1/4 in input everything was fine. More than enough power was available. I never had to turn up more than half way. I'm in a Funk band with 2 guitarists, bassist, drummer, Sax, Trumpet, and myself, and I was set up next to both guitarists' amps.

The sound was perfectly fine for monitoring Live because the bass all comes from the Front Of House main speakers, so the sound is not shrilly and harsh during monitoring. Besides, you don't want to send any low frequencies back to your monitors anyway or you'll get feedback.

Speaking of feedback... I only got some once during 2 45min sets. The cause was a combination of cheap microphone and poor placement of monitor in relation to the direction of the Mic. The monitor was being pulled by the input cable because I was too far from the snake, so it turned slightly to point almost directly at the mic and of course I got some feedback. I don't see why anyone would have anymore problems with feedback from this monitor than any other monitor. Feedback generally occurs from incorrect monitor placement and or poor monitor mixes (do not send the FOH mix back to monitors).

I bought two of these thinking I might be able to make a true stereo keyboard amp on the cheap. Maybe I still can with a powered subwoofer, but in reality these are only good for what they're designed for: CLOSE STAGE MONITORING.

As an afterthought, these may be good for small meetings where you need to boost your voice some to address a small crowd. Especially since bass is not helpful for intelligibility of voice/spoken word. You may sound a bit nasally through this though. I have not used this with a mic plugged directly in. If I get a chance I'll update this review.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Couldn't handle ANY

I purchased this in the hopes of being able to do a simple foldback mix for my folk trio. When we have to supply our own sound (non-Festival gigs, etc) we usually are...Read complete review

I purchased this in the hopes of being able to do a simple foldback mix for my folk trio. When we have to supply our own sound (non-Festival gigs, etc) we usually are on smaller stages, where a pair of 12" powered mains on poles are all that really fit, which mean we have to try to position them to provide a bit of monitoring without causing feedback on our three acoustic instruments. We are 3 vocals, guitar, violin and mandolin.
I really liked the size and it seemed like a really well built little box, though I don't like the fact that you can't put a boom mic stand on top of it like you can the Galaxy and Mackie versions. That would mean we'd need to take along an extra mic stand and find room for it; still easier than finding room for a 10" floor monitor though.
We use an A&H Zed 10FX which has a single AUX send with no EQ capabilities on the AUX send. To test it out, I hooked up my guitar and mic into the A&H and didn't power up our EV mains, but sent the AUX send out via TRS ¼" into the Kustom. The EQs on the channels were still set from our last rehearsal so they are where we'd want them to gig with. With those settings, anything below my A string (110Hz) on my Martin OOO caused an odd distortion sound, even with the volume on the Kustom at only about 25%. My voice (baritone/bass range) did the same thing down in that range. To eliminate the distortion, I was able to dial back all the bass on my channel EQs. This allowed me to get the little Kustom up to usable volumes and it didn't actually sound that bad. With the EQs set like that though, when I powered up our EV 12's obviously there was no bottom end and it sounded horrible in the house mix.
If I had a mixer setup that had separate EQ for the monitor mix, I think this would be a usable box, but then if our mixer setup was that capable, we'd probably be playing big enough stages where we'd just use floor monitors.
I also tried running my guitar and mandolin through my PZ-Pre preamp straight into the XLR input on the Kustom. Same situation with the guitar where I had to dial back all the bass to keep it from distorting on anything lower than my A string. The Mandolin didn't have that problem being voiced higher than the 110Hz range.
You could probably use a High Pass Filter instead of a multi-band EQ, but it would still be a pain to need an extra device to make it usable. I'm now trying to decide between the Mackie and the Galaxy, both of which have built in EQ.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Live performance close monitor ONLY

By INSUB

from Louisville, KY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Limited Use

Best Uses

  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances
  • Small Meetings

Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

Remember what these are designed to do: Close monitoring during Live Performance.

When I first received these little things and set them up for a test I was appalled at the high shrilly and somewhat harsh sound that came out. Immediately I considered sending them back. I'm not sure what I was expecting even knowing that the frequency response doesn't go below 130 Hz. So I borrowed the band's measuring EQ and matching measuring Mic to examine it. The response is as claimed by Kustom with a dip in response at around 1250 Hz. After the measurement I decided to wait until I used these at a live performance with the band to make a decision about them knowing there would be plenty of bass coming from FOH.

I set this monitor up on a mic stand about 3 ft from my head to the left side of me. I play keys and sing backup. I made the mistake of plugging the monitor mix into the XLR Mic Input at first since we were in a hurry to set up and I couldn't find the right adapter. This was a BIG mistake since the speaker would distort and the volume level was impossible to control. However, once I got the Line Level signal plugged into the 1/4 in input everything was fine. More than enough power was available. I never had to turn up more than half way. I'm in a Funk band with 2 guitarists, bassist, drummer, Sax, Trumpet, and myself, and I was set up next to both guitarists' amps.

The sound was perfectly fine for monitoring Live because the bass all comes from the Front Of House main speakers, so the sound is not shrilly and harsh during monitoring. Besides, you don't want to send any low frequencies back to your monitors anyway or you'll get feedback.

Speaking of feedback... I only got some once during 2 45min sets. The cause was a combination of cheap microphone and poor placement of monitor in relation to the direction of the Mic. The monitor was being pulled by the input cable because I was too far from the snake, so it turned slightly to point almost directly at the mic and of course I got some feedback. I don't see why anyone would have anymore problems with feedback from this monitor than any other monitor. Feedback generally occurs from incorrect monitor placement and or poor monitor mixes (do not send the FOH mix back to monitors).

I bought two of these thinking I might be able to make a true stereo keyboard amp on the cheap. Maybe I still can with a powered subwoofer, but in reality these are only good for what they're designed for: CLOSE STAGE MONITORING.

As an afterthought, these may be good for small meetings where you need to boost your voice some to address a small crowd. Especially since bass is not helpful for intelligibility of voice/spoken word. You may sound a bit nasally through this though. I have not used this with a mic plugged directly in. If I get a chance I'll update this review.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Couldn't handle ANY

By NM

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Quick Setup

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

      I purchased this in the hopes of being able to do a simple foldback mix for my folk trio. When we have to supply our own sound (non-Festival gigs, etc) we usually are on smaller stages, where a pair of 12" powered mains on poles are all that really fit, which mean we have to try to position them to provide a bit of monitoring without causing feedback on our three acoustic instruments. We are 3 vocals, guitar, violin and mandolin.
      I really liked the size and it seemed like a really well built little box, though I don't like the fact that you can't put a boom mic stand on top of it like you can the Galaxy and Mackie versions. That would mean we'd need to take along an extra mic stand and find room for it; still easier than finding room for a 10" floor monitor though.
      We use an A&H Zed 10FX which has a single AUX send with no EQ capabilities on the AUX send. To test it out, I hooked up my guitar and mic into the A&H and didn't power up our EV mains, but sent the AUX send out via TRS ¼" into the Kustom. The EQs on the channels were still set from our last rehearsal so they are where we'd want them to gig with. With those settings, anything below my A string (110Hz) on my Martin OOO caused an odd distortion sound, even with the volume on the Kustom at only about 25%. My voice (baritone/bass range) did the same thing down in that range. To eliminate the distortion, I was able to dial back all the bass on my channel EQs. This allowed me to get the little Kustom up to usable volumes and it didn't actually sound that bad. With the EQs set like that though, when I powered up our EV 12's obviously there was no bottom end and it sounded horrible in the house mix.
      If I had a mixer setup that had separate EQ for the monitor mix, I think this would be a usable box, but then if our mixer setup was that capable, we'd probably be playing big enough stages where we'd just use floor monitors.
      I also tried running my guitar and mandolin through my PZ-Pre preamp straight into the XLR input on the Kustom. Same situation with the guitar where I had to dial back all the bass to keep it from distorting on anything lower than my A string. The Mandolin didn't have that problem being voiced higher than the 110Hz range.
      You could probably use a High Pass Filter instead of a multi-band EQ, but it would still be a pain to need an extra device to make it usable. I'm now trying to decide between the Mackie and the Galaxy, both of which have built in EQ.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      little powerhouse

      By roundmoundofsound

      from conneaut,oh

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

        come out of the passive monitor output of your mixer, with a standard 1/4 inch cable, use a mike cable 1/4 inch on one end , mic end on the other to daisy chain, set your monitor eq in the middle almost flat straight across and tweak from there, to much highs or lows will get you feedback

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker. Not bad but needs EQ.

        By Steven Logan

        from Reno

        Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

        Practicing, mellow coffee house gigs, acoustic bands absoultely yes. Rock band on stage only in a pinch.

        First pro level gig with this new toy March 26, 2012. Overall it's just "OK". Was on sale for $70 and free shipping, so it was worth a try. Good: great small size (5" speaker and piezo) and mic stand mount, sturdy case w/metal grille is very tough. Bad: 50 watts was barely loud enough even at 2 feet away for a four piece rock band on stage with live acoustic drums. Would be great in small coffee house gigs and low volume practice. Ugly: Piezo is over the top, hard to control feedback without serious EQ and this has NONE. I would have liked at least a control for the top end but the price is hard to beat. In the end, I'd use this for smaller groups and it would be perfect. Gonna take a look at the Beheringer and Mackie versions of this thing asap; twice the price and three times the power.
        Mic mount is nice, 1/4" line input, male and female XLR for in and through, single volume knob and blue LED rocker switch for power, no silly power supply issues like non standard and hard to replace transformers, line warts and wall warts, this uses a standard power cord with a standard plug at each end you can find almost anywhere, more gear should use these! Clear sound with 5" speaker and piezo, 50 watts is a bit quiet for a live rock band on stage. Feedback hard to control with no EQ or tweeter control; I had to fold some thick cloth and draped it over the piezo to lower the high end. Very respectable sound quality otherwise.
        Impressively solid with metal grille, tough black covering (Tolex?), tough black plastic corners, recessed side panel with all connections, switch, power jack. No carrying handle but that's just picky at this size. I used this on stage on a pro gig for the first time March 26, 2012. So far, I've seen hardware, connections and overall construction like this before and it's always been dependable even full time pro gig level use, built to last. Ran this at "5" volume level and it was barely warm after 5 hour live gig. At that volume, it was running clean, no distortion.
        Got this on sale for $70 and free shipping; nice deal that way. Other brands like Behringer and Mackie have similar monitors but they cost three times as much, of course they also have 2-3 times the power and features. Still, in a pinch, this works! Even though I might not want to use it for my live rock gigs, I will surely use it for some of the mellow gigs and just goofing off at small parties. I'm glad I bought it. If you find these on sale like $70 or less, grab one or two. A pair with a small subwoofer might make a great small PA!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Have had mine for over a year and love it !

        By bjmsongs

        from Centralia, WA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

          I bought one of these KPC4 monitors because the wedge-type floor monitors weren't cutting it and ear-worn is not in my budget. There are two ways to use them, either with a mix of your entire band coming out of the mixer or as I do - plug your microphone cable into it first before it's sent to the sound tech or your board. You get a nice, flat response right in the " sweet spot " for human voice coming right at you with a volume control which does not affect the send signal to the mixer. Since I was having such great luck with them the group owns six of them. The percussionist uses one for his vocals, set up as I do and one on the other side of him for a complete mix. This company, Kustom has been around for decades and I've owned lots of their gear. Well built and affordable, this was the solution that literally has saved my voice. I plan to purchase another one.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good monitor for small stages

          By jun55442

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

            This product is an ideal stage monitor for small acoustic stages used by solo performer or small acoustic band. It has very a clear mid-high to high frequency sound, so it can be heard without turning up the volume very high. It's small and easy to set up.

            The gain level is not very high, so you won't have good output from direct microphone or instrument input for live stages. But it's possible to use it as a practice amp for home practice for electric instruments. Auxiliary outputs from mixing board seem to be right range for the optimum output level when used as a stage monitor.

            It does not have much of bass, so you cannot expect this to sound like a stage speaker. If you are in a small acoustic venue, you don't want a lot of bass sound anyway. But, if you care the bass sound coming out from your stage monitor, this is not for you.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good product/Good Value

            By David

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • A Little Noisy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              The configuration is a little unusual in that the Thru output is limited to the microphone input, so that daisy-chaining requires the use of a Y connection. We also found in necessary to use a DI box to eliminate hum coming from a mixing desk. It produces a pretty strong and clean sound. Other reviews have faulted the use as a bass monitor, but we found it to be acceptable up to about the 12 o'clock position.

              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              no daisey chain

              By honk

              from Atlantic City area, New Jersey

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Cuts Nicely
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Portable
              • Small

              Cons

              • No Daisey Chain
              • Pain In The Neck To Mount

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Practice

              Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              Supposedly (didn't try) you can daisey chain by using mic inputs. This method will only let you hear vocals on the chained monitors. You can't chain from your mixer through the "line" signal (no "line" out on the monitor). I got around this by building a small 1/4" jack junction box.
              It's awkward and time consuming to mount the monitor to a mic stand (it screws on). I built a small adapter that screws into the monitor and then (snugly) slides onto the stand.
              Hopefully the pictures will be detailed enough to give an idea as to the construction.

              By the way...I use two of these with a fairly loud Blues/Rock band. Works well. Just make sure your ear stays within two or three feet from the speaker when you need to hear the mix.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Small and Mighty!

              By FM80

              from Sacramento, CA.

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Highly Portable
              • Portable
              • Quick Setup
              • Very Solid

              Cons

              • No cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Personal Vocal Monitor

              Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              I bought this monitor to support my lead vocals on stage. I needed something small, powerful and durable and this fits the bill.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Not Too Shabby

              By Perry

              from undisclosed

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Portable
              • Quick Setup
              • Rugged
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • None Noted

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              Hey, this thing was great right out of the box. I play hand percussion(Djembe & Cajone mostly) on my church praise team and found it hard to hear the lead guitar and vocals that I play off of. I put this lil baby right at my feet, tied into a monitor channel from the mixer and can hear the mix I need. More than enough power and clarity. Very easy to use. And i got it for a great price.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Customer service is second to none

              By Rbu60

              from British Columbia Canada

              About Me Novice

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Great little monitor
              • Portable
              • Quick Setup

              Cons

              • No cons all good

              Best Uses

              • Extra speaker
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              So small almost fits in your pocket ,great sound out of such a small package. Great for small stage enough room for each band member to have their own with out big foot print. I mounted mine on mike stand works great.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Cool alternative to pricier mini monitors

              By Constance White

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              I have owned this unit for about a month. Sounds great and my ageing back really appreciates the size. Will probably get a second as a backup as i don't completely trust it yet. Overall..very impressed.
              Nice looking solid little unit. About the size of a shoe box and weighs maybe 10 pounds. Has surprisingly full tone. I use mine as a keyboard monitor. I run three keyboards with midi modules through a small mixer to even up the levels and then out to the mixer. Thought i would try this as an alternative to my much heavier keyboard amp. Will probably get a second unit as a backup since they are so inexpensive. This unit is fairly loud when preamped up...it benefits considerably from the utilization of an external preamp. To the guy who said it was more like 5 watts..this thing will hurt your ears in close proximity when set up properly.
              Can't beat the price...If it holds up over time I will be very impressed!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              All in all, not bad, especially for the price!

              By Tom

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Looking
              • Good Value
              • Simple to Use

              Cons

              • Acceptable for voice - just so,so for music
              • No XLR Line Level Input

              Best Uses

              • Corporate monitor for stage to hear audiance Q&A
              • Low level church monitor
              • Small acoustic acts - restuarants/coffee houses

              Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              My primary occupation is as a sound engineer. I do a lot of corporate meetings and some musical events.

              For musical acts, I would only recommend the KPC4P monitor for "low level" applications such as acoustical acts in a restaurant or a coffee house, or perhaps for a church praise band if they are used up close on mic stands. They will get reasonably loud, but not sufficient for rock and roll. The KPC4P's have absolutely no bass response, but realistically what would you expect from a 4 1/2" woofer, and frankly once you turn on your mains, there will be enough bass response coming off the backs of those speakers to substantially help this deficiency.

              Sadly, the KPC4P's do NOT have a line level XLR input. Seeing that most of my consoles ONLY have XLR outputs I need to either use a XLR to 1/4" adapter, or insert an attenuator inline with the XLR input. I chose to use a 35dB attenuator because I like take advantage of the XLR loop thru feature. This seems to have solved the problem for me.

              Most of my usage will be for corporate meetings where 2 to 4 of these will line the edge of the stage on the floor so that the presenters can hear questions from the audience. Given the lower level of this application and the rather limited dynamics, they should perform well in this application.

              By the way, I discovered that 2 of these units fit perfectly in the Powerwerks PW50 cases (or "bag" as they call them - model PW50B) along with the power cords and the attenuators. Powerwerks is another name that these units are sold under and I believe they are also owned by Kustom. I actually purchased 2, 50' power cables (yes they do make them that long) from another supplier that stay in the bag with the KPC4P's so I almost never need and extension cord!

              Bottom line, I bought 2 and liked them enough that I bought 2 more. They are reasonably well built and the sound is okay. My advice would be, just consider your application and have realistic expectations.

              Tom

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This is a stout little monitor!

              By Shane

              from LaFollette, TN

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                Bought this to replace a galaxy hotspot which I was taking back to another church from having borrowed the hotspot. I was concerned that this monitor would not be comparable to the old hotspot because it was like 1/4 of the price of a new hotspot. We are using this for our drummer's worship band mix and it is very stout. I was concerned about not having individual treble/mid/low adjustment knobs, but this speaker actually reproduces sound better in my opinion than the hotspot we had. I really wasn't expecting any bass reproduction, but this little guy actually puts out enough bass to catch all the notes coming from our bass guitar. Bought this purely off of the good reviews and I am taking the time to write a review (which I rarely do)because of the great value here! This little dude is more than loud enough to serve the purpose of personal monitoring!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Lunch box Power house!

                By Youtube Rossi's Rock Show

                from Bandon Oregon

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                  It's not a P.A. so if you think you can plug a mic in it with out a Preamp,Mixer,or vocal processor you are using it wrong.Used right it is amazing.So is its big brother.I used almost every type of Monitor.The last one was a TC.At three times the price and it failed,and did not sound as good.Its made to cut through the mix,So it a bit sharp but when a full band, Rock band, is behind you it dose it's job in spades. Well worth it's piece plus some.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great! Just follow the user instuctions

                  By garnermike

                  from Raleigh, NC

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Value
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                    These little monitors are an excellent value. I have used 3 of them for my band in over 300 gigs, without an issue. Don't expect deep lows and don't space them too far away from you (no more than 3 feet) and you'll be happy. They are also built like bricks and will last---just don't drop them!
                    The very harsh reviews given on this website indicate clearly to me that the users did not follow or understand the users manual instructions for the MIC, THRU lines and/or did not properly set the push button in the back of the unit. High skeeching happens only when one mis-sets that in-out button in the back, and no sound happens when the MIC/THRU lines are not set right. These issues happened to me when I first tried the units, but a re-read of the manual and playing around with the set-up fixed things right.

                    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Had high hopes...

                    By Charmster

                    from Philly metro area

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Zilch

                    Cons

                    • Dissappointed
                    • Does Not Work
                    • Don't bother

                    Best Uses

                    • Door stop

                    Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                    Tolex covering was ill fitting and badly glued. Spent some time making a nice carrying case and adapter so I could mount it on my mic stand. And then I turned it on... high pitched squealing and no mic response whatsoever, the amp was apparently shot right out of the box. Incredible waste of time and majorly frustrating, was going to use it at a gig that weekend, needless to say I sent it back and absolutely did not want a replacement. If a brand new unit was broken, how long would it be before the next one took a dump. Usually delighted with my purchases at The Friend, but gonna hafta think real hard about ordering any more [*] junk in the future. [*] quality has always been a bit sketchy, but lately it has been just horrendously bad. Good luck

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product!! Works well and sounds good

                    By Theomar Milford

                    from Undisclosed

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                    Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                    Awsome
                    We just needed a powered monitor for the keyboardist to hear himself at ear level. The monitor mounted directly to the mic stand and worked like a charm. I certainly recommend. It sounds great and does what its designed to do.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Disappointing

                    By BEEMER

                    from Cape May, NJ

                    About Me Experienced

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Bad audio

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Live
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                    I had my eye on this little guy for awhile. I do a lot of solo acoustic type gigs and needed a little monitor that was portable and allowed me to hear myself. This speaker came in the mail and my first impression was "dang, this thing is tiny". its definitely small and portable. Its built really well and is easy to use. Then i hooked it up to my mixer.

                    This is where my disappointment arrived. The sound quality was hideous.. totally different than what was coming out of my mains. it was loud, but lacked the sound i was looking for.It sounded really tinny and was feeding back ALOT while on the first volume notch (i guess this would be considered number 1). I use a Shure beta 87a condenser mic and this speaker was feeding back the second i turned on the monitor.

                    I had a gig the following day where i was doing a couple songs and decided to bring my Marshall soloist as50d for my acoustic and vocal and the sound quality was waaaay better.

                    To conclude: save your money and get something a little more pricey. its worth it. I sent this guy back the day after i received it (and after hours of fiddling with EQs and setups).

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Small and Powerful

                    By Old Bass Wizzard

                    from Bellefonte, Pa.

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                    Comments about Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                    Nice little monitor. I bought this monitor to use with my small pa when playing smaller venues. I could only handle 2 monitors with that rig and am running this monitor off the tape out so our drummer has a monitor.
                    Nice little monitor, easy to transport and sufficient power. Pretty straight forward as far as features go. Power switch, volume control, XLR in and out, and 1/4 in.
                    Seems well built. Only time will tell how well it holds up to the rigors of gigging.
                    Finding a powered monitor at this price was rather amazing.

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