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Overview

  • 100W Class AB, built-in power amplifier with current-limited protection circuitry
  • One 12' Kustom PA Speaker
  • One piezo horn with wide dispersion flare
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    $319.99
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      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
       

      KPC12P 12" Powered PA 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: 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
      • Weight: 36.4 lb.; 16.5kg
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      Kustom PAKPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker
       
      4.5

      (based on 18 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (7)
      • Easy to use (5)
      • Versatile (5)
      • Durable (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home studio (6)
        • Performances (6)
        • Outdoor events / games (5)
        • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
        • Amateur recording (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Still Running Great After 7 Months

        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...Read complete review

        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!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        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...Read complete review

        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

        Reviewed by 18 customers

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        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 PA 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.

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        5.0

        Awesome Small Speakers

        By heqtbaq

        from 29 palms , CA

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Kustom PA 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 !

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Running strong after a year

          By DJ Hamilton Productions

          from Boone, NC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          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 PA 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.

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          4.0

          good speaker

          By yellowdog

          from Lexington, KY

          About Me Novice

          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 PA 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!

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          4.0

          Just get em already

          By Body_movin

          from Grande Ronde Valley, OR

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Kustom PA 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

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Still Running Great After 7 Months

          By DJ Hamilton Productions

          from Boone, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          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 PA 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!

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            5.0

            Really Good Overall Loudspeaker

            By DJ Hamilton Productions

            from Boone, NC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            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 PA 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.

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              5.0

              Awesome Powered Speaker

              By Elwood Beauchamp

              from North Mississippi

              Comments about Kustom PA 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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              5.0

              Kustom 12 inch powered speakers

              By Glenn Sonoda

              from Akron, Ohio

              Comments about Kustom PA 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.

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              3.0

              KPC12P 12" Powered PA Speaker

              Comments about Kustom PA 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

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