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Guide to Buying Karaoke Equipment the Proper Way

Aug 6, 2008
What do you look for when you go out to buy your own karaoke system? There are huge variations in features, styles, and price in the many types of karaoke equipment on the market today. Here are some important things to look for in your search.

Do you want a stand-alone system, or one you can just integrate into your own home entertainment system? You can find both types of karaoke machines. The stand-alone systems include the karaoke player, the speakers, and the monitor for the lyrics all in one machine. It can be very

bulky, and you need a place to store it or a spot in your living area that will fit your stand-alone karaoke system. For a non-intrusive style, you can now find karaoke equipment, like The SongStation Karaoke Machine, that plugs right into your home entertainment system and is no bigger than a slim-line DVD player. This type of karaoke system has the player inside the box and uses your own TV for the lyrics monitor and the speakers. Or you can hook it up to your own speaker system, also, for the sound.

Another thing you want to look for in your karaoke equipment is the type of karaoke song disk that your karaoke machine will accept. Some of them use karaoke song DVDs. Others use CDGs, or CD+Gs. These disks are basically a CD with the lyrics included in embedded graphics files. Others use MP3s. And still others have inbuilt karaoke songs.

So make a note of what type of disk you need to build your library with. Most machines will only accept particular types of disks. You can solve this whole problem of disk incompatibility with one of the newest machines on the market, The SongStation Karaoke Machine.

It accepts virtually any kind of song disk. Plus, with this karaoke system, you won't even have to build you a song library by buying karaoke song disks. You get a library of 53,000 inbuilt karaoke songs right in the system itself!

You also want to look for what additional features are included with your karaoke equipment. Features like vocals on or off, pitch and volume control, single or dual microphone controls, and scoring capabilities might be some of the features you would like included.

Most karaoke machines will come equipped with microphones; however, you may purchase them separately as well. There are wireless and wired karaoke microphones, and even headset microphones for those who dance or entertain as they sing.

Features might include multiple channels, a broad frequency range, a base unit and more. Price ranges are from $9.99 up to $300.

Once you own the basic karaoke equipment, there are some other accessories you may need to complete your ensemble. Karaoke stands for speakers and microphones always come in handy during karaoke shows and events.

Karaoke equipment cases are available to protect your player, speakers, Amps or mixers. Other items that are useful, but not directly related to karaoke equipment, include CD racks or cases, karaoke games on CD or DVD, rack shelves, modulators and karaoke song book creation software.

And lastly, check for valuable package deals to save you money, and a good warranty to give you security should anything go wrong with your karaoke system.

With some thought towards what types of features would fit into your lifestyle, you can find the karaoke equipment that will be right for you.
About the Author
Christine Durham is the founder of The SongStation Studios. - http://www.TheSongStation.com Imagine having 53,000 karaoke songs inbuilt into one machine... The SongStation is the #1 home karaoke machine with 53,000 karaoke tracks. It is not just a karaoke player. It also plays DVD, CDG, VCD, & MP3. Find out more today!
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