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Kustom PA Kustom PA112S Powered Sub   (Open Box)
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Product# H74860
OVERVIEW

A 200W sub with 12" bass driver, built-in crossover, and more.

The PA112S is a 200W self-contained powered subwoofer with a 12" bass driver in a tuned, ported cabinet and is the perfect companion for the PA100T. It features built-in crossover, level control, and dual 1⁄4" jacks for line level input and output. The compact cabinet includes a standard pole mount adapter and side handles for easy transport.



FEATURES
  • Side handle for easy transport
  • Pole mount adapter

SPECIFICATIONS

Kustom PA112S Powered Sub

  • 200W output power
  • 30Hz - 150kHz frequency response
  • +40dB (Mic) -56dB residual hum & noise
  • 12" speaker
  • 6.35mm sub input
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Kustom PA112S Powered Sub
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Good audio (28)
  • Compact (21)
  • Durable (16)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

  • Bulky/heavy (8)
  • Limited functions (5)

Best Uses

  • Performances (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (22)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (21)
  • Home studio (15)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (14), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Day and night !!!!

When I first saw the price of this sub I was very skeptical because there is nothing comparable in the market at this price, let me tell you that I couldn't be happier with...Read complete review

When I first saw the price of this sub I was very skeptical because there is nothing comparable in the market at this price, let me tell you that I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I own two 18" powered subs and two 18" passive subs, but I was looking for something smaller and more portable to compliment my JBL EON 210P portable powered pa system that I use for smaller family or friends gatherings, and what a huge difference, the PA112S gave my system the bottom end that it was missing and really brought it to life.I will definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for adding lows to a set up, now keep in mind that this is a 12" sub so do not, and I repeat do not expect it to perform like a 1300.00 18" sub.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

got the job done

Got this to add low end to my 150 watt PA. It did get the job done. i had dance floor of 50 people. It made my small Pa sound more full. i...Read complete review

Got this to add low end to my 150 watt PA. It did get the job done. i had dance floor of 50 people. It made my small Pa sound more full. i think it works good with smaller PAs. i do a few mobile DJ gigs and it works well. i had the volume on the powered sub up about half ways and gave the bassy sound i was looking for.

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5.0

Great for the price...

By Harry Ebbeson III

from Cedar Rapids, IA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Price And Feautres

Cons

  • None noted

Best Uses

  • Most Small To Medium Jobs

Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

I was able to buy a pair of these and frankly, they sound great. Their input level volume seems to be more true than the PA50 from Kustom (which I feel peak at a much lower volume setting).

I also have two pair of the Kustom PA50 powered speakers and paired with these, the subs really work well. They have a good amount of bass for my application. In fact, I would say that they work very well together as a complete system.

I am a keyboardist with my own solo show and so most of my main EQ settings are already done in my keyboards on a per track level. I am basically pre-EQ-ing before I even get to the speakers. I have to add a little high end boost on the PA50s. This makes for a pretty simple setup.

I would imagine that if using these subs with a live band, the kick drum would overpower the subwoofer and the results would not be good and you might even blow a speaker(s).

I have used these in the same venue twice now (200 seat auditorium with great acoustics) and they have worked well. The first time I played there, I placed each sub on each side of the stage area, under the speaker stand holding the PA50 speakers and I ran the subwoofer out from one of them to each respective sub. I connected the subwoofer output from one two PA50 speakers on each side to the one subwoofer on each side. This allowed the bass frequencies, 150hz and lower, to be routed to the subwoofer, minimizing the excursion on the PA50 speakers from excessive bass (since they have 4" speakers). The sound was good.

The second time I played there (two weeks ago) I placed the PA50's on their stands in the normal spread out position for good stereo separation. Instead of placing the subs, one for each side, in front of each stand, I stacked them behind my keyboard rig in the middle of the stage. I also took a separate output from my mixer and ran it to one sub and then used the link feature to send the MONO signal to the second sub, stacked right above it. I boosted the treble again on the pA50 speakers and rolled off the bass a bit to again, minimize excursion on the smaller woofers. The subs already have a 150hz crossover built-in. This gave me individual control over the tops and bottoms, coming from each of their respective outputs.

This setup helped A LOT in adding more bass and fullness. Of course it would, because they were centrally located and could double their effectiveness (per se). One listener who came to hear me was totally impressed with the sound setup and how full and clear it was. I was very happy with the sound and their size really does not reflect their output and dispersion of sound.

This has caused me to look at getting another pair of these subs (and another pair of the PA50's to have a total of (4) subs and (6) Pa50's.

I would likely stack the subs in two columns of 2 in the middle of the stage again. This would also allow me to maybe run a lower volume overall on the bass and there would be less chance for distortion and over-driving the speakers in this type of configuration.

I also suspect that running something like this would also allow one to run these speakers in larger venues.

At the prices these are being sold for, you could build a pretty big setup with lots of sound coverage (from having multiple speakers) and get the sound out in a better way. This is what they do with the professional array systems you see at bigger venues; multiple speakers. At the price point of these (both the PA50 and PA112s speakers), building a great system would be comparatively inexpensive. Keep in mind that all of these are powered so you will need a good power source at each speaker array point.

As most of you know, the PowerWerks, Kustom, and Harbinger speakers come from the same factories. Maybe instead of buying another pair of PA112 speakers, I may get two of the Harbinger HA300 systems, since they are basically the same thing (with the exception of the top speaker, as it is 100 watts (with 4 woofers in the cabinet) instead of the PA50 50-watt configuration (that has two woofers in the cabinet). I digress...

No matter which configuration (brand you decide on), know that you are getting a top quality speaker for a good price. I have owned Kustom powered speakers for a number of years and they have never failed me. I would assume that the Powerwerks and Harbinger offerings would also be this way, since they are all the same.

If you EQ things right, you may not even need to put an electronic crossover in the mix (pun intended) to lower the crossover frequency of the subs (which are 150hz). they sound fine on their own.

I have owned very large systems in both amplifier/passive speaker and full powered speaker configurations and I must say that I really like the powered stuff quite a lot. I have also owned many different brands, ranging from these Kustoms and other "lower" priced brands to high-end stuff. These Kustoms offer superior 'bang for the buck'. As with any system, you have to be careful to make sure that you are getting the right stuff for your application. Buying the biggest system to cover everything is not always best. I feel that chaining these smaller systems together gives you an advantage in allowing for an array type configuration that is scalable depending on the event. Obviously, you are not going to buy (100) Pa50 speakers and (50) subs to fill a stadium with sound, so you really got to figure it out; plan your event and purchases well.

For solo acts, I think that these speakers (and the PA50's) are a no-brainier. They hold up well, are powerful, and will fill the room with sound. You may need to get (2) of these (and corresponding top speakers) for bigger venues and maybe even more depending on the size of room and capacity. Again, be smart when putting this all together.

As a simple subwoofer add-on, I would probably recommend getting two of them at a time. This would allow for filling up the room the best way. They are about 50-pounds each but have a handle. Have a good dolly or something handy to transport these.

I am trying to get a future gig to be on the roof of a building and I will report on the system, even if it is the current config of dual subs and (4) PA50 speakers.

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5.0

Great bang for the buck!

By OldGuys Rock

from Ormond Beach, Florida

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Dial In The Prope
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

I have used this twice in setting where I have performed before, and the added bottom gave my music a really great boost on energy...nearly doubling my tips in both settings, it is always more fun when the audience is into your music and interactive, this simply brought my performance up another level.

Amazing value for the money.

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5.0

great deal for the money

By brb

from central illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

    Exactly what I was looking for! I have a small sound system that I use for a 3 piece band. We were missing that low end for the kick drum. Purchased 1 of these units worked out perfect. Doesn't take up much room, easy to carry and load, very simple to use, used it for a smaller club - live music. Exactly what I needed! Highly recommend.

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    5.0

    Very Good Quality

    By Hammond Guy

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

      I purchased this subwoofer to add to my portable Hammond organ rig. I play left-hand bass and felt that my setup didn't have quite enough depth. Adding this subwoofer really filled out the sound and made performing more fun. I am not playing loudly, in fact I just set the volume to 50% and leave it there all night. I've used it for two gigs in the past two weeks and both bands (jazz trios) have been very happy with the sound. The fit and finish on this speaker appear to be first-rate. For the very modest price and free shipping you can't do any better than this speaker. I love it and it fits in my Honda Fit.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Kustom powered sub

      By tjronan

      from Lime Lake, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great value
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

        This is a great all around powered sub for mobile dj's or kj's, and bands as well. It really expands the low end for a "fuller" sound in small rooms as well as large rooms.

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        5.0

        Great little sub

        By jmurph53

        from Northport Washington

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clean Punchy Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight And Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

          My Band bought two of these to supplement the low end in our pa and they work like a dream. We recently did an outdoor event and I walked around the grounds and even from 150 yards away they sounded full and punchy. These are an inexpensive way to fill out your sound. I'm very impressed.

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          5.0

          So Far So Good

          By Singin' DJ

          from Laurel, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

            I bought a Fender sub and did a comparison with the Kustom PA 112S. The Kustom sounded clearer and more punchy. I sent the Fender back since it cost more than the Kustom. As I said, so far so good. I've only used it a few times so hopefully it keeps on working well, but definitely sounds good.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Could'nt Be Much Easier Than this!

            By Minister of Propaganda

            from Seal Beach, CA.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

            I wanted to fill in lower frequencies of a full range PA, for rehearsal and small gigs. This does just that and is super easy to hook up and use. A great way to add some low end "umph" without breaking the bank or your back.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Priced Option

            By M. Schuster Music

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Mobile Dj
            • Personal Pa
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

              Let's be honest, if you are looking at this unit, it's because of the price. I needed a quick affordable option to upgrade my passive pa system for small venue gigs with a band and wedding DJ. Shopped around for a couple of months, different stores, reading reviews, etc. Got the item yesterday, plugged it up (if using a powered mixer, plug into non-powered line to not blow out the sub--either a main out or sub mix out) and it added the bass and punch I need.

              The venue I mainly work at is outdoor with a large dance area. I'm going to be getting a second one in the next couple of weeks because I plan to start pushing the mobile DJ thing more. I am not sure if one is powerful enough, but at the price they are at, you can get two pretty comfortably. Two of these are still cheaper then most powered subs carried in stores.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Kustom PA112S

              By Ikester

              from Plainfield, NJ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Used Withs A 1280
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy
              • Could Use Setting Display
              • Need Hand Truck For Two

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Kustom PA112S Powered Sub:

              Great bass thump for the money paid. They look good, and should keep appearance if handled properly and covered. A nice feature would be to add a numbered setting near dial for different environments so you could just set/adjust and forget. Just being lazy:)

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