Don’t know which Karaoke Player is the best for your Family? There are basically 2 kinds of players you can choose from, each offering it’s own pros and cons. Here is a brief description of each type of machine, outlining the good and the bad for each type:Stand Alone Machines:Stand Alone type players have their own built in speaker systems and sometimes come equipped with built in TVs.
This is the most popular type as they are found in most mass retail stores. Stand Alone Machines also tend to have fewer features and not much power(MP3 hookups tend to be one of the more recent additions). The Main benefit of these players is the ease of use and connectivity and portability.
As I said earlier though, these machines don’t have a lot of power and will probably not be great for parties. Stand Alone Machines have been geared more and more towards children and have become more toy than karaoke player in recent years. A set of audio outputs can make these players a lot more versatile, as you can hook into larger systems when you need more power. Here is the rundown if you are looking for a Stand Alone Karaoke Machine.***Look for audio outputs on these machines so that you can hook up to larger systems if you need, make sure the microphones work with these outs as well.***Digital Key Controls are not just for professionals.
They really help the average singer in that they can make those tough notes a lot easier to hit.***Built in screens are cool, but not as important as a USB/SD Card Inputs, or at least an MP3 Hookup. You already have 3 TV’s, do you really need another tiny one?There are Premium Stand Alone Karaoke Machines available, offering a lot of features and more power, but you definatley pay a premium price. Because these units have been designed for professional use, they usually offer way too many features for the average enthusiast to easily afford.Because of the added weight and features, these machines also tend to run a higher defective rate.Component Karaoke Machine:These players look like DVD machines with Mic inputs. The great thing about these players is that they will hook into any amp and speaker system, as long as it has an RCA audio input , these players can connect to it (some of the new players also offer HDMI hookups for easy, one cable connection to newer Home Theatre systems).
This means you can customize your power to your needs, or use any system you already own. These Players easily connect to: Home theatre systems, Home Stereos, Computer Speakers, even most portable speakers (Boom Boxes). These players also usually offer upgraded features such as USB/SD card Inputs, recording, scoring, and echo functions for your microphones, digital key control and usually a remote as well.
These Karaoke Machines are also smaller and ship easier, running a significantly lower defective rate than Stand Alone players.Here are a few things to look for in a Component Karaoke Machine:***Look for USB/SD Card inputs. In a world of digital media options, it’s best to have a player that will play digital files as well.***If your Home Theatre supports it, look for a machine that offers HDMI for even easier conectivity. It helps prevent the mess of wires in the back of your TV and Stereo.***An inexpensive and better alternative to stand alone players is to find an inexpensive player and a set of multimedia speakers.(I recently spotted a 13″ tube style TV in a box store for ).***For those looking to upgrade, consider a Component with an amp and speaker system, package sets