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Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker  

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    Great sounding and very affordable.

    The Kustom KPC12MP is a 100W powered monitor speaker with an angled wedge design, a 12" Kustom-built loudspeaker and a piezo HF driver. The Kustom monitor is tuned to deliver rich, balanced tonality while accurately reproducing a wide variety of audio content.

    The Kustom KPC12MP powered monitor 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. The Kustom KPC12MP speaker's volume control adjusts the overall level.

    A TRS 1/4" line out jack may be used to daisy-chain two 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 hook-up lengths versus connecting the second speaker directly to the audio mixer.

    In addition to being used as a powered floor monitor, a built-in polemount socket enables you to elevate the Kustom KPC12MP for use as a powered PA speaker.

    Features
    • One 100W Class AB, built-in power amplifier with current-limited protection circuitry
    • One 12", Kustom-built PA speaker
    • One piezo horn with wide dispersion flare
    • Angled, wedge-shaped design
    • One balanced XLR input jack
    • One TRS 1/4" input jack
    • Volume control
    • One TRS 1/4" line out jack
    • Built-in polemount socket
     

    KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker Specifications:

    • 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: 1 VRMS
    • Sensitivity: 96dB 1W/1M
    • Crossover frequency: N/A
    • Dimensions: 17"W x 21.5"H x 13"D
    • Dimensions (mm): 432W x 546H x 330D
    • Weight: 34.2lb.; 15.5kg
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    Kustom PAKPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker
     
    4.2

    (based on 97 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (42)
    • Easy to use (39)
    • Quick setup (38)
    • Portable (36)
    • Durable (30)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)
    • Does not work (3)

    Best Uses

    • Performances (34)
    • Outdoor events / games (23)
    • Home studio (14)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
    • Amateur recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (31), Professional musician (15), Novice (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid monitor speakers for the price!

    Definitely would recommend, and will buy another one (or two) in the future as we expend and need more!
    We have two of these for our church worship band. Love the...Read complete review

    Definitely would recommend, and will buy another one (or two) in the future as we expend and need more!
    We have two of these for our church worship band. Love the individual volume control on each monitor. Allows us to adjust the volume independant of the output sent from the sound board, even when they are chained together. So our drummer can crank his up to his heart's content, and I don't have to be blasted out on the other side of the stage with mine!
    Sound good overall. Not sure if I'd use them as main speakers, but as monitors, they give a accurate representation of our music. At least as good, if not better, than other floor wedge monitors I have used in the past, ones that cost a decnt amount more!
    After 3 months of use, setting up and moving every week, they are still functioning like new. They aren't built like a tank, but seem like they will last a long time if you take reasonable care of your equipment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Early failure

    For the price, the product is perfect for our drummer to have his own wedge. We typically run it at 100%, since it's only 100 watts. Within 2-3 times using this...Read complete review

    For the price, the product is perfect for our drummer to have his own wedge. We typically run it at 100%, since it's only 100 watts. Within 2-3 times using this product, the volume pot is failing. Once I turn the volume past half, it cuts out altogether and I have to wedge a band business card under the knob to get sound out of the speaker; even then, it takes a bit of tweaking. Haven't yet tried contact cleaner, but that's my next solution. Warranty service seems to be a hassle and I'll be without the speaker for a period of time...inconvenient to say the least.

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    4.0

    Good vocal monitors

    By STSound2014

    from Rhode Island

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

    Peak at 100-200 Hz and another at 4K - 6K Hz so they are good for vocals but a bit boxy sounding for music. As vocal monitors they are great.

    When mounted on a speaker pole the connectors and controls are on the top so you have to lower the speakers to do setup adjustments.

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    5.0

    Excellent Monitor Even Better Service

    By Woodman

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

      When I got the monitor the grille had a big dent in it. As a monitor it worked great but MF replaced it without hesitation. Actually they shipped the new one to me before I could get the dented one in the mail. The new one works very well and at the sale price it is an amazing value.

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      1.0

      So underpowered that that are unusable

      By fundementals

      from Utah

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Does Not Work

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

          These were so underpowered that they are unusable for anything but bedroom level. Too bad because they are well built and solid.

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          4.0

          sounds great

          By Bones1223

          from Bloomington, IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

          It's a little larger and heavier than I probably need but I'm going to keep it anyway. Sounds great....much better than the two little Kustom 50 watt monitors that I also have. Haven't actually used it on stage in a live situation yet but it works great for rehearsals so far. Good value for the money, too. Rugged construction and good looks, too. I'm pleased to have it in my inventory of sound reinforcement stuff.

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          4.0

          A great value at the sale price

          By Willie Z

          from Laporte, IN

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

            I've owned two of the 10" 50-watt Kustom powered monitors for some time now and they've never failed me. Needed more power for our drummer's monitor and at the sale price I couldn't pass up the 12" 100-watt version. At the sale price it's a great value if you don't need to get crazy loud.

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            4.0

            Great Price for a good monitor!

            By DanCapeCoral

            from Cape Coral, Fl

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Comparable
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Quick Setup
            • Solid

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

              Good solid monitor comparable to other name brands.

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              5.0

              Solid piece of equipment

              By sarge62436

              from IL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

                I bought this unit as an addition to our stage rig. Setup is straightforward and the unit performed as expected during a 5-hr outdoor show.

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                5.0

                USED 3 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK 3 YEARS

                By Youtube Rossi's Rock Show

                from Bandon Oregon

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

                  I Have 4 of these.One gets used 7-365 3 hours a day sometimes longer,for over 3 years now.It passed the test of time.I got my moneys worth.Used for vocals. with out a P.A.Never gets hot or gave me any trouble.I use it with a DIGITECH VOCAL 300.It sounds huge.Live shows and rehearsal.I find I can carry 2 at once no issue.It has more power then I ever needed.I still have my Mackie 808 1200wt power mixer with the Mackie s500 Speakers.I never use them to heavy to move.
                  You must use a preamp or mixer.Don't plug in with out one or you doing it wrong. Really good deal.
                  When moving them protect the input side.and they will last a long time.They are the real deal!

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                  5.0

                  Great Deal

                  By Keyplay

                  from Chicago, Il

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

                    I was very impressed with these speakers. My band members were very pleased and plan to purchase another pair.

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                    4.0

                    Nice affordable monitor

                    By David Swiecki

                    from Idaho

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

                      Nice light weight unit that sounds good. For half the price of a typical non-powered monitor, you get a good sounding monitor with power. Was using a Hotspot powered monitor and wasn't happy with the sound. This unit took care of the problem. Only issue is that it is much bigger than a Hotspot.

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