How to hook a karaoke machine to a sound system

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How to hook a karaoke machine to a sound system
Start your own karaoke club with a powerful sound system. (nikkytok/iStock/Getty Images)

Karaoke machines provide hours of entertainment, cueing brave singers to belt out their favourite tunes in front of friends and family. Unfortunately, many karaoke machines are equipped with small speakers that are low-powered, making for a less than enjoyable karaoke experience. Boost your karaoke machine by connecting it to your sound system and let the good times roll.

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Things you need

  • Audio RCA cable

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  1. 1

    Locate the "Audio Out" connections on the back of your karaoke machine. "Audio Out" terminals include one red and one white terminal.

  2. 2

    Plug your audio RCA cable into the "Audio Out" terminals on the back of your karaoke machine. Your audio RCA cable should have a red and white cable that match the red and white terminals on the back of your machine.

  3. 3

    Plug the other end of your RCA cable into one of the audio in terminals on the back of your sound system's receiver by connecting each cable to its colour-coded terminal. Most sound systems have several audio in terminals. Any of the terminals will work as long as they have a white and red connection.

  4. 4

    Pay attention to the label above the terminal so that you can select that input when you want to listen to your karaoke machine. Common terminal labels include "DVD," "CD," "Tape" and "AUX." Again, you can use any of these terminals for your karaoke machine.

Tips and warnings

  • If your karaoke machine has a "Video Out," you can hook up your karaoke machine to a big screen TV to display the song's lyrics.

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