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Kustom Powered Speakers?
by gunpointmetal on 2013-03-14 09:23:29.2720

Wondering if anyone has any experience with thier line of powered PA speakers? I see they are greatly under-powered compared to models by other companies with the same size drivers, however I see that they are also Class A/B instead Class D, like most others are. I'm wondering if a set of the 15's with a 15-band EQ would have suffcient volume for an 8-string guitar in a metal band with a loud drummer. I'm also interested in purchasing several of the 10" models for practice monitoring. I see good reviews online, but am curious about the actual available volume. Anyone have any experience with any of Kustom's powered speakers, postive or negative?

Re: Kustom Powered Speakers?
by gunpointmetal on 2013-03-15 10:33:19.9300


Re: Kustom Powered Speakers?
by stumblinman on 2013-03-15 23:35:35.6110

In my band, I have a Kustom powered 12" monitor our drummer uses live.  It's part of my garage PA system.  It works fine, but it is only 100W, so not super loud.  I am satisfied with the sound quality though.  If you see a good sale, I don't think you can go wrong with them.  Probably not enough low end for an 8 string guitar though. 

Re: Kustom Powered Speakers?
by FrozenOzone on 2013-03-16 09:27:21.4410

I have been using a Kustom 15" powered monitor for a practice amp at home since I got the HD.  I like it and it has good low end and good volume. It does get pretty loud but I have to crank the master volume up on the Kustom. I have never tried to use it as a stand alone amp in my band because we have our own PA system as well. We all run direct to the mixer these days. So I am not too sure if this would keep up with your drummer.    Also, we had 4 of the Kustom 10" (not powered) as a part of our PA system as personal monitors but eventually replaced them because they are pretty weak.  No low end at all and not very loud. 

I would stay clear of the 10".  We should have bought the 12" instead for personal monitors. These are pretty good monitors for the price so I agree with stumblinman.  Try to get them on sale.   Also, make sure they have a good return policy because you might not like them.

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