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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 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (42)
  • Portable (42)
  • Easy to use (41)
  • Quick setup (36)
  • Durable (28)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (39)
  • Outdoor events / games (20)
  • Home studio (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (19), Novice (4)

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.

VS

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

Wow!!!

By Happy Customer

from Saginaw, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

Saw these a while ago when they first came out. I actually laughed. No way could something this small work in any professional setting. Boy was I wrong. I wanted something small and lightweight with ease of setup and teardown but yet still get the job done for our 4 piece band. These did the job well and no distortion. I bought two of them and do not regret it. Excellent quality for a very reasonable price. These are one of the actual items that is worth list price! lucky for me I got them on sale here at Musicians' Friend.

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4.0

Some good things come in small packages......

By Honest Abe Owner of KABR Online

from Payson, Az

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

    This little monitor packs a punch! It can also be mounted on a mic stand for ear level monitoring. The sound is clear and it will get loud! I bought it for my electronic kit and it does the job just fine.

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    5.0

    Mighty Little Monitor!

    By Mickey Sticks

    from Central Indiana

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

      When I first pulled this out of the box, I expected it to be much bigger. I was very pleasantly surprised however, when I plugged it in and heard how it sounded. For as small as it is, it puts out a deceivingly large amount of sound. I have been using it to monitor my electronic drums, and it is very punchy and clean. It lacks bottom end, so I will need to pair it with a subwoofer, but that is not what it was designed for. As a near - field monitor, it performs excellently. I will definitely recommend it to all my musician friends!

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      5.0

      Good So Far

      By MPT

      from NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

        Our praise band at church is packed into one small corner, so we needed really small monitors. But, they had to be powered to work with our little Mackie mixer. First try of these little monitors last Sunday blew us away. Didn't expect that much volume. Not crystal clear, but good enough for the size and price. I could hear all of our harmonies for the first time. They seem sturdy, which is good because they may get stepped upon occasionally. Don't know how they'll hold up for the long-haul, but so far so good...would highly recommend.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        no daisey chain

        By honk

        from Atlantic City area, New Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Cuts Nicely
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Portable
        • Small

        Cons

        • No Daisey Chain
        • Pain In The Neck To Mount

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Practice

        Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

        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.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Loud for it's size!

        By Richard Flinders

        from Modesto CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

            Besides working in bands, I work in a duo at times in restaurants, with limited room. I purchased the Kustom KPC4P to monitor vocals and keys and was surprised at how loud this tiny box is placed in front of me. The tone is extremely shrill and not pleasant, but I've a couple extra DBX DriveRacks which fixed the tone right up. This unit definitely needs an EQ before it to cut some high frequencies; however, considering the cost effectiveness, I'm impressed and going to buy another for my duo partner.

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            5.0

            Great monitor

            By Bob

            from Weymouth, Ma

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

              Excellent small venue monitor.

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              4.0

              Great little monitor

              By the doc-zdA-8

              from Lodi, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                Using this monitor with the Avion System on stage. Has great power and works great. Using this monitor eliminates the use of headphones or earphones which can be pulled off or fall out.

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                4.0

                these were little life-savers

                By pastortroy

                from St Thomas, ON, Canada

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Value
                • Ok Sound In Small Package
                • Portable
                • Quick Setup

                Cons

                • One Of 5 Didn't Work

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                Our worship band purchased 5 of these, to get rid of large wedges, and (by placing the speaker on a stand closer to the musicians' ear) reducing overall volume in our sanctuary.
                So far, all the band members are loving these little workhorses.
                We did have 1 non-functioning speaker, but the customer service reps at MF very quickly replaced the defective item. Kudos to MF's customer service!

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                5.0

                All's Good

                By dwm2757

                from iowa

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                Pros

                • Good Price Quality Ship

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kustom PA Kustom KPC4P Powered Monitor Speaker:

                    All in all a very good transaction, good price and fast shipping

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