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Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker   

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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 mo...Read More

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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

SPECIFICATIONS

KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor 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: 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 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (54)
  • Easy to use (50)
  • Quick setup (49)
  • Portable (45)
  • Durable (38)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Does not work (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (46)
  • Outdoor events / games (32)
  • Home studio (18)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (13)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (41), Professional musician (18), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than expected.

I bought this to use as a monitor for a guitar POD HD500 amp emulator and effects processor. I have probably played through this monitor around 10 hours so far. I've used a variety...Read complete review

I bought this to use as a monitor for a guitar POD HD500 amp emulator and effects processor. I have probably played through this monitor around 10 hours so far. I've used a variety of live sound equipment in the past ranging from professional quality equipment to Mackie and Behringer plastic boxes (both of which are pretty good by the way).

Overall, the KPC12MP is a good low-budget monitor and you'll literally need to spend twice as much to get even a hint of better quality (a Behringer B212D would be a small step up). It's built much more rugged than I expected. Mine has metal input jacks and strong cabinet with solid tolex covering. This wedge can get louder than comfortable in my living room without falling apart. It should work fine to monitor vocals and guitars/keys on a moderately loud stage. The unit does have an XLR and a Line input, however the preamp is the same on both, as a MIC level signal is not sufficient to get any volume. Make sure you are sending a line level signal regardless of which input you are using (this is an issue on units like a POD where the XLR is sending mic level and the 1/4" is sending line level).

Sound quality is a little better than expected. Overall its a clean sounding monitor which doesn't introduce noise. The tone is a bit bright overall and there is a harsh zone straight in front of the drivers. It works fine, just be aware that the speaker is going to sound harsher than the same signal going to a PA, so be aware if you are using this to monitor an instrument or POD and you end up trying to tweak tone settings based upon what you are hearing from the monitor. I have read some people are swapping out the drivers for better ones, that could certainly increase the sound quality a lot and may be worth it if you want a project, considering just the cabinet and plate amp are pretty much worth the price of this unit. However, the monitor is also very usable as is, so long as you are aware of what is going on with the brightness.

Long story short, its not professional level gear so if that's what you need and you have the funds for a much better monitor then go buy better gear, no question... but you wouldn't be looking at these if that was the case anyway. If you are trying to stretch your music budget and you need some cheap portable powered monitors, grab these. Your average local cover band, garage band, coffee house, small bar, and smaller church are the markets where this monitor is going to fit in nicely.

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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 speakers for the price

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from Gulfport, MS

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Performances

Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

These are decent speakers especially for the price. However, go with higer wattage monitors if doing outside events.

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5.0

Perfect, exactly what I was looking for!

By 

from Batavia, Il

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

        Can never hear myself when I play harp and sing! Band's always too loud! Needed a personal powered monotor. Work's perfectly for me!

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        5.0

        Great price

        By 

        from Cedarville, AR

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Quick Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

          Very good bang for the buck. Great price for a 12 inch powered monitor. I just got them, but so far so good.

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          5.0

          Great Price on a Great monitor

          By 

          from florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

            Kick butt sound for it's size, very pleased

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            4.0

            Great monitor for the price

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            from San Diego, CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Volume Pretty Much

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

            I purchased this powered 12" monitor at sale price. I owned the 10"s and are very happy with them. I was looking for an upgrade with more power but will NOT spend 2 or 3 times as much for a same-size monitor. This is perfect for what I do.

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            4.0

            KPC12MP 12"POWERED MONITOR SPEAKER

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            from Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

              Maybe I misread, when I bought them on sale, the ad said they were 400 watts. When I got the speakers the spec sheet said 100 watts. I recall buying them because another pair of smaller speakers were 100 watts and I thought even though I would have preferred a smaller speaker it was worth getting a 400 watt speaker.

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              4.0

              Powered Monitors that rock!

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              from DeKalb, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

                works great. good bang for the buck.

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                4.0

                Perfect

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                from Annville, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavey

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Clubs
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

                I've used Kustom equipment many times over the last 45+ years have NEVER been disappointed. Good quality, good price, nice looking, and reliable.

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                5.0

                moniters

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                from Houma La

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

                Do to physical restraints I needed moniters that were not as heavy but still put out good sound and volume. These fit the bill and can be used paired with effects or combo amp or on its own in various applications. Also can be set normally at foot of set on its side or on a stand

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Price is right

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                from Mpls, Mn

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events

                  Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

                  Our band used 3 of these 20 gigs a year for 3 years without a problem, we just added 2 more. Good price and they work fine.

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