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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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OVERVIEW

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 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (44)
  • Easy to use (41)
  • Quick setup (39)
  • Portable (37)
  • Durable (31)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Performances (36)
  • Outdoor events / games (25)
  • Home studio (15)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (11)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Professional musician (16), Novice (6)

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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5.0

Works as advertised

By Sola

from York, PA

About Me Novice

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

      I love the fact that it has it's own volume control

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      4.0

      So far so good.

      By Luke

      from Sanborn NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

        Just bought them, so far they seem to work and sound good.

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        5.0

        Good, solid monitor

        By churchjammer

        from washington, D.C.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom PA KPC12MP 12" Powered Monitor Speaker:

        Good monitor for the price. Solid, fairly loud, and easy to use.

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        4.0

        Good vocal monitors

        By STSound2014

        from North Kingstown, Rhode Island

        About Me Experienced

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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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