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Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker   

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With a mix-penetrating 50W of power plus 3.5" piezo horn and 4.5" driver, the tilt-back Kustom KPC4P powered monitor can function as either a stand- ...Read More

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50W powered personal stage monitor or mini PA.

With a mix-penetrating 50W of power plus 3.5" piezo horn and 4.5" driver, the tilt-back Kustom KPC4P powered monitor can function as either a stand- or floor-mounted personal stage monitor or mini PA. It has XLR mic in (60dB) gain, 1/4" line in (50dB gain), and an XLR thru that can send signal to a mixer and receive phantom power for the mic input.

FEATURES
  • Stand mountable with tilt-back design that lets it function as a floor monitor
  • XLR mic in with 60dB gain; 1/4" line in with 50dB gain

Monitor with the band or play solo gigs with the KPC4P. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker

  • 50 watts
  • 3.5" piezo horn
  • 4.5" driver
  • XLR mic input
  • ¼" line in
  • XLR thru output
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Kustom PAKustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker
 
4.4

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (61)
  • Portable (61)
  • Easy to use (59)
  • Quick setup (52)
  • Durable (44)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (54)
  • Outdoor events / games (30)
  • Home studio (17)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (36), Professional musician (25), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

no daisey chain

Supposedly (didn't try) you can daisey chain by using mic inputs. This method will only let you hear vocals on the chained monitors. You can't chain from your mixer through the...Read complete review

Supposedly (didn't try) you can daisey chain by using mic inputs. This method will only let you hear vocals on the chained monitors. You can't chain from your mixer through the "line" signal (no "line" out on the monitor). I got around this by building a small 1/4" jack junction box.
It's awkward and time consuming to mount the monitor to a mic stand (it screws on). I built a small adapter that screws into the monitor and then (snugly) slides onto the stand.
Hopefully the pictures will be detailed enough to give an idea as to the construction.

By the way...I use two of these with a fairly loud Blues/Rock band. Works well. Just make sure your ear stays within two or three feet from the speaker when you need to hear the mix.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Couldn't handle ANY

I purchased this in the hopes of being able to do a simple foldback mix for my folk trio. When we have to supply our own sound (non-Festival gigs, etc) we usually are...Read complete review

I purchased this in the hopes of being able to do a simple foldback mix for my folk trio. When we have to supply our own sound (non-Festival gigs, etc) we usually are on smaller stages, where a pair of 12" powered mains on poles are all that really fit, which mean we have to try to position them to provide a bit of monitoring without causing feedback on our three acoustic instruments. We are 3 vocals, guitar, violin and mandolin.
I really liked the size and it seemed like a really well built little box, though I don't like the fact that you can't put a boom mic stand on top of it like you can the Galaxy and Mackie versions. That would mean we'd need to take along an extra mic stand and find room for it; still easier than finding room for a 10" floor monitor though.
We use an A&H Zed 10FX which has a single AUX send with no EQ capabilities on the AUX send. To test it out, I hooked up my guitar and mic into the A&H and didn't power up our EV mains, but sent the AUX send out via TRS ¼" into the Kustom. The EQs on the channels were still set from our last rehearsal so they are where we'd want them to gig with. With those settings, anything below my A string (110Hz) on my Martin OOO caused an odd distortion sound, even with the volume on the Kustom at only about 25%. My voice (baritone/bass range) did the same thing down in that range. To eliminate the distortion, I was able to dial back all the bass on my channel EQs. This allowed me to get the little Kustom up to usable volumes and it didn't actually sound that bad. With the EQs set like that though, when I powered up our EV 12's obviously there was no bottom end and it sounded horrible in the house mix.
If I had a mixer setup that had separate EQ for the monitor mix, I think this would be a usable box, but then if our mixer setup was that capable, we'd probably be playing big enough stages where we'd just use floor monitors.
I also tried running my guitar and mandolin through my PZ-Pre preamp straight into the XLR input on the Kustom. Same situation with the guitar where I had to dial back all the bass to keep it from distorting on anything lower than my A string. The Mandolin didn't have that problem being voiced higher than the 110Hz range.
You could probably use a High Pass Filter instead of a multi-band EQ, but it would still be a pain to need an extra device to make it usable. I'm now trying to decide between the Mackie and the Galaxy, both of which have built in EQ.

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5.0

Great monitor!

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from Los Angeles

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

    For the price, you will not find anything better! LOTS O' volume with no distortion. I use it at church and have absolutely no issues.

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    4.0

    Good product/Good Value

    By 

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • A Little Noisy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

      The configuration is a little unusual in that the Thru output is limited to the microphone input, so that daisy-chaining requires the use of a Y connection. We also found in necessary to use a DI box to eliminate hum coming from a mixing desk. It produces a pretty strong and clean sound. Other reviews have faulted the use as a bass monitor, but we found it to be acceptable up to about the 12 o'clock position.

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      5.0

      Nice little monitor

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      from Pinconning, MI

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Small stage/venue

        Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

        I play in a Praise and Worship band in a small church. This monitor's small size works great for tight areas, and fits nicely amongst all of my drum equipment.

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        5.0

        sweet ! small and compact- big sound

        By 

        from new orleans

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • doesn't have a handle!

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

        setup in home studio, and am really suprised how well it carries bass and the highs. easy to link with the mixer.

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        4.0

        This is a stout little monitor!

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        from LaFollette, TN

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

          Bought this to replace a galaxy hotspot which I was taking back to another church from having borrowed the hotspot. I was concerned that this monitor would not be comparable to the old hotspot because it was like 1/4 of the price of a new hotspot. We are using this for our drummer's worship band mix and it is very stout. I was concerned about not having individual treble/mid/low adjustment knobs, but this speaker actually reproduces sound better in my opinion than the hotspot we had. I really wasn't expecting any bass reproduction, but this little guy actually puts out enough bass to catch all the notes coming from our bass guitar. Bought this purely off of the good reviews and I am taking the time to write a review (which I rarely do)because of the great value here! This little dude is more than loud enough to serve the purpose of personal monitoring!

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          5.0

          Awesome near field personal monitor

          By 

          from Virginia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Small venues

            Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

            I was looking for a portable near field two-way personal monitor that was portable, simple, and durable. This unit is perfect. Fits on a low tripod mic stand. Has enough power output. And bright enough to cut through the mix. Best of all, the price. I can get two or three of these for the same price as some other comparable units. There is a small amount of noise from the amp, but not enough to be bothersome. I run a cable from the mixer with a wet signal that includes some reverb. Sounds really amazing. Highly recommended.

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            4.0

            Just what I needed.

            By 

            from Florida

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Karaoke Fun
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              Perfect little addition that sits out of the way but brings the perfect sound back to the stage so singers can better hear their own voice and music.

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              5.0

              Simple solution to personal monitoring!

              By 

              from Jefferson City TN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                I needed a no-frills amp speaker (have the 'frills' via gear) I did not need EQ, FX, or any other silly stuff, just needed a amp/speaker, for practice, and personal monitor. I use it for practice, and when out as a personal monitor, (same set up either way, I go from my MOPTU Ultra out to these, and from these to the mains, if able. Or out from Ultra to main then monitor back in (I hate that one, but sometimes the FOH insists on it)The ultra gives outs for each cnl, so sometimes I have used it sans guitar amp. Anyone trying to use this as an amp, beware, it is not going to work! One must have a a pre-amped signal (even from a stomp box) but do not try to use this as a stand alone amp, it won't have any gain to speak of in that scenario! I love the thing, its tough, might not be 100% audiophile, but it definably good for the use I have, it is super simple, set it forget it, really, why would any PA or basic amp need to be complicated? I have several instrument feeds, Voice (via voice live In my case) guitar 1,2, and 3 (1 is from VL3, 2 is the piezo going to virtual acoustic amp, 3 is G-rig5 out) and Gsynths, loops, back up virtual band (GP6) I did not need a full blown PA to practice, and I have no room, or cash for all the amps. (would love to be able to amp all sources independantly but OMG what a cable/space nightmare) I needed a simple amp/speaker solution for a stereo or dual mono application. Sorry for the long story here....

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                4.0

                Very good spot monitor

                By 

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                    I use this as a rehearsal amp for my Roland SPDS sampling pad and it fits in the suitcase with the pad. It sounds good for what I do and it is extremely portable. Very good mid range and highs only goes down to upper mid bass notes but it's easy to use!

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                    4.0

                    Excellant Value

                    By 

                    from Georgia

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                      Bought this to use as a monitor for small venues. Mount on a mike stand near the vocalist, plug in and play. Just what is needed. It's not a full range speaker, it's a monitor that mostly suited for vocals and guitars. Bass and drums should NOT be run through it. For the money and function, it's right in the sweet spot for bands starting out.

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