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Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

12" powered monitor at a working musician's price.

The Kustom KPX112PM powered monitor cabinet packs a lot of value into an affordable package. This full-range cab offers fantastic audio quality. A specially voiced crossover maintains clear separation of frequencies for crisp detailed sound reproduction. The cabinet's 12" woofer delivers punchy low frequencies, while the horn reproduces all the clear high-end tones. The KPX112PM is equipped with two Balanced parallel input jacks (one XLR and one ¼") that accommodate line-level devices (not microphones) as well as a Balanced Line Out (1/4") which allows additional Powered cabinets to be connected. The KPX series has been designed to withstand years of active duty with sturdy metal grilles, stout handles, and a high-quality, heavy-duty finish. The cabs also offer 30-, 60-, and 90-degree positioning, along with a 1-3/8" pole mount insert.

FEATURES
Full-range powered monitor
12" low-frequency driver
Two balanced parallel inputs
Balanced lin output
Rugged, sturdy build quality
30-, 60-, and 90-degree positioning angles

Ideal for stage, house of worship, DJs and more. Order yours today!

SPECIFICATIONS
RMS outputt: 100 watts
Speaker: 12" with horn
Input (*): XLR & Balanced/Unbalanced 1/4"
(*) Line-Level, not for microphones)
Output (*): 1/4 Line Level
(*) Additional cabinets must be self-powered)
Frequency Response: 60Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity (SPL): 96dB 1W/1M
Crossover Frequency: 5kHz
Dimensions (HxWxD): 549 mm x 391 mm x 395 mm, 21.61" x 15.39" x 15.55"
Weight: 15.5kg, 34.2 lb.
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Kustom PAKPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Durable (15)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Good value (12)
  • Quick setup (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (23)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Stage Monitors

I use these as compact stage monitors for small stages. They're loud enough and, being self-powered, you don't need extra amps or wiring. Just run XLR or 1/4" directly from your...Read complete review

I use these as compact stage monitors for small stages. They're loud enough and, being self-powered, you don't need extra amps or wiring. Just run XLR or 1/4" directly from your board's monitor channel to the speaker and move on to the next task. There's not enough bass to be usable as a main for a full band, tho for acoustic/vocal outputs I could see them being used for sound support in smallish rooms. I'm about to buy a third.

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Good product for the money

For the money it's a great value. Good sounding and light weight.

Just a caveat to others who may be in similar groups, we are not a loud group on...Read complete review

For the money it's a great value. Good sounding and light weight.

Just a caveat to others who may be in similar groups, we are not a loud group on stage, but our singer is quite experienced and powerful, and we have multi voice harmonies. Started out thinking this was a pretty good moderate volume monitor, but as the night wore on either the amplifier or piezo horn heated up and the frequency response changed, and by the end of the night HF squeals were pretty regular without any change in stage volume or other adjustments, other than downward on the fader. ( we use an electronic drum kit with own amplifier and low volume amps lined into the main PA)

It's pretty hard to argue with the price or the performance of this monitor for that price, but I won't be using it again on gigs. Perhaps it might work well for people with less demands for vocal reinforcement.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Stage Monitors

By dbanter

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

    I use these as compact stage monitors for small stages. They're loud enough and, being self-powered, you don't need extra amps or wiring. Just run XLR or 1/4" directly from your board's monitor channel to the speaker and move on to the next task. There's not enough bass to be usable as a main for a full band, tho for acoustic/vocal outputs I could see them being used for sound support in smallish rooms. I'm about to buy a third.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    KUSTOM 12

    By Bassplayr01

    from Waverly, NY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Great quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

      I've used Kustom products for a long time, I've always had good luck with them, and these monitors are no exception. These are serious pieces of equipment for serious musicians. Easy to set up, controls are easy to understand, they're up and running right out of the box. Rugged handles and speaker grilles make these road worthy and durable. I would buy them again in a heartbeat.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WELL WORTH THE MONEY!

      By WSB

      from AL

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

        I HAVE 2 MAKIE 500 WATT 10 INCH MONITORS AND THIS ONE SOUNDS JUST AS GOOD.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bought one... Then another... Then another

        By LT

        from Central WI

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Rehearsal

          Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

          I needed a new monitor quick and wanted something that didn't take a lot of room behind the drum kit for smaller venues. I've used Kustom in the past and they have always done what I expect them to, found. this one on sale at the time (a starving musicians dream come true) so I pulled the trigger and ordered one. I like the new design over previous versions, they're built solid and are heavy enough to stay put, the angles are right so I can point it right up at me behind the kit, it won't fall over if it's bumped and the sound quality is great. One of my band mates liked it, so I ended up ordering one for him too... Then one for our lead singer. The first one I ordered a couple months ago has probably 10 shows under it's belt, plus I use it for regular rehearsals and it still sounds as good as the first time I hooked it up. There are no bells & whistles, just a powered monitor with a lone volume control, but it does the job well, plenty of power for it's intended use, vocals cut through the stage noise well, no hiss or buzzing... I don't know what more you could possibly want out of a monitor.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sound for the money

          By Mike

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

            We use these for stage monitors and also in the practice room to monitor vocals instead of our main PA. We're a classic rock band so the music is a little louder than maybe some other types of groups but these still deliver in placing the vocals where we can all hear each other very well.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good product for the money

            By Prosounddaryl

            from Pembina ND

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Useful only for moderate volume/short duration

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

            For the money it's a great value. Good sounding and light weight.

            Just a caveat to others who may be in similar groups, we are not a loud group on stage, but our singer is quite experienced and powerful, and we have multi voice harmonies. Started out thinking this was a pretty good moderate volume monitor, but as the night wore on either the amplifier or piezo horn heated up and the frequency response changed, and by the end of the night HF squeals were pretty regular without any change in stage volume or other adjustments, other than downward on the fader. ( we use an electronic drum kit with own amplifier and low volume amps lined into the main PA)

            It's pretty hard to argue with the price or the performance of this monitor for that price, but I won't be using it again on gigs. Perhaps it might work well for people with less demands for vocal reinforcement.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Darralld

            from Tulsa, OK

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

              I'm using it as a guitar amp running my Pod XT direct. Works great, sounds killer & is plenty loud enough.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Value

              By Eddie

              from Port Arthur, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                Good powerful monitor. Clear. More than I expected.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works like an inexpensive monitor should.

                By Dbake

                from Texas

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                Needed a monitor for the drummer. This fit the bill pretty well. Nice bass response. Needs some eq work in the mids. I give this 4 stars only because of the price point, not for the sound quality.

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Powerful monitor

                By Mike

                from F.l.

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                    I want to get another one

                     
                    5.0

                    Monitor with great sound transparency, Great Buy!

                    By WickedRican

                    from West Palm Beach, FL

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                      I bought this monitor in one of MF's Deal of the Day events and I don't regret it! The monitor has a very flat sound response which is very transparent. I am thinking of buying another one. Definitely a Great Buy!

                       
                      3.0

                      Limited

                      By jbc

                      from brooklyn, ny

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • bad design when used as mains

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ

                      Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                      As a ready to use floor monitors it is good enough. Limited output. Good for a small live stage setting. When used as mains they look terrible with all the wires sticking out of the top. Would've been better if the pole mount and the jack plate were on the same end. Otherwise good value for the price.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great practice tool

                      By Plectrum72

                      from Okaloosa County, FL

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Value
                      • Quick Setup

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                          I use mine for a vocal monitor in my practice room. Also feed backing tracks to it through a mixer. Works very well for my needs. Have used it on occasion to reinforce our monitor support for the PA system. Held its own.

                           
                          5.0

                          Fantastic value

                          By Alan

                          from Salisbury, PA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                            Purchased as stage monitor. Performance wise, it far exceed everything one could expect for the price.

                             
                            4.0

                            Good Sounding Monitor at a Very Reasonable Price

                            By Bobby Faria

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances

                              Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                              I bought 3 of these when they were Stupid Deal of the Day priced. They are 100 watts each and plenty loud for a live band to hear clearly without distortion. They have a good sound as a monitor. I have also used them as a keyboard amp, a direct plug-in amp for acoustic guitar and as a bass amp for rehearsals to save my bass player from having to bring his amp. I've been pleased with it's performance in every application that I've thrown at it.

                              A few months later, I bought a 4th one at an "Open Box" price. Unfortunately, it arrived with something rattling around inside it and it did not work at all. I know that they didn't sell me a broken one since Musician's Friend was happy to pay for shipping both ways... the damage occurred during shipment.

                              Because it was specially priced as an Open Box they couldn't send me another one for the same price, but they did send me a brand new one for less than 20 b u c k s more because there was a sale going on. It would have been about 70 more at the regular price (but I think there is always a sale going on.. I love these guys).

                               
                              4.0

                              Nice equiptment, Great Price

                              By Kneel Jung

                              from San Luis Obispo CA

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Bigger than expected
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Value
                              • Quick Setup

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                                Used for practice and live shows

                                 
                                5.0

                                I have 6 now

                                By Jrock

                                from Bend, or

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Mobile DJ
                                  • Performances

                                  Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                                  Funny how people have misconceptions about certain name brands. I play a PRS through an old Blues Deluxe. We use beta 87's for our vocals, just mentioning to give you an idea of our setup with the Kustoms. I did sound at a festival had JBL and Yamaha mains and used all kustom powered monitors. Day went well... That night we had our headliner come up to me and ask if they could use the Yamaha's as monitors they didn't use Kustom (too cheap)
                                  I told him you really wont need them so we didn't and they used the Kustoms and loved them. I bought them here at a great price and would highly recommend them. makes it so much eaiser with the volume right there. These are not 1000 speakers but for the money you get a lot.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  More than I expected.

                                  By T. J. Estes

                                  from Stamping Ground Ky

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                                  Pros

                                  • Good Value
                                  • Quick Setup

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                                    Small gigs, two acoustics. Outdoor parties.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Can't be beat for the money

                                    By Just some guy

                                    from Plymouth, MA

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                                      I purchased two of these when they were on sale. They have plenty of volume for onstage vocal reinforcement. If you were running a ton of full range instruments through them at high volume they will tend to break up a little bit, they are only 100 watts. But again, great value. I found it rather necessary to eq them, if you have that capability, rather than running them straight through your monitor output.

                                      My only complaint is that there aren't any XLR thrus, only one XLR input and a parallel 1/4" jack. So if you want to daisy chain them you'll need some adapter cables or regular 1/4" cables. Also the covering tends to scratch and peel pretty easily, but again at this price they can't be beat.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I would buy again

                                      By saxman

                                      from south carolina

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Events
                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about Kustom PA KPX112PM 12" Powered Monitor:

                                        Great add on speaker to boost existing PA system.

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