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Kustom 12" 2 way PA Speakers

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by tothemax, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. tothemax

    tothemax Supporting Member

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    I've got a Yamaha EX-660 powered (300w main, 300w monitor) mixer with a pair of Yamaha 12" floor monitors that are rated at 300w ea.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/yamaha-a12m-12-2-way-floor-monitor

    Our budget is a little tight so I'm thinking about buy a couple of these Kustom floor monitors and moving the Yamaha's to "house" side and picking up a set of these for floor monitors - fits a little better with our budget. I'm pretty sure they are rated at 100w.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Kustom-KPC12M-12IN-Monitor-Speaker-Cab-with-Horn-Pair-600552-i1322339.gc

    Anyone had any experieince with these, thoughts? We are a 5 - 6 piece classisc rock, R&B with 2-3 vocals at any time.
  2. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    I haven't used these particular monitors but I have used other Kustom gear. If you're on a really tight budget they will pass in a pinch and sound OK. Have you looked at used gear? For the same money you can probably find something a little farther up the food chain.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
  3. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

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    Carvin PM5s They are two for 119.00 on ebay with cables. They sound great
  4. gearhead1972

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  5. Frankjohnson

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    Have to agree -
    I use 4 of these for bigger jobs - and 2 as tops 2 as monitors on others.......sometimes with a sub - sometimes not depending on what is needed. WITH cables too? yea........
  6. tothemax

    tothemax Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the tip, I've got a VOX AD50VT 2x12 collecting dust and you can usually get a 1/2 decent trade on new gear - that's why I was thinking of the GC stuff. ;) I'll cehck out the Carvins - they have always made quality gear.
  7. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

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    I've used those exact Kustoms for many bar gigs over the last 6 years with the same Yamaha mixer, they've been great. You can always get better, but these are completely useful for the money. I think I paid $140 shipped to Musicians Friend for the pair brand new on a sale when I first bought them in '07.
  8. yodedude2

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    i had the 10" version of those kustom speakers. i did not like their sound at all. they seemed cheaply made from cheap components. they also liked to feed back. i installed cut-off switches for the horns and that helped quite a bit with the feedback issues. you might look around for those used if you really want them; there may be some disgruntled owners out there. i got rid of mine long ago.

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