How to Connect a Karaoke System

Updated March 23, 2017

There's a reason karaoke is one of the most popular activities around: it's extremely fun. And with the advent of the portable karaoke system, no longer is it merely available in local bars and restaurants. Now, you can have your own karaoke party with friends and family in the comfort of your own home. The only tricky part is knowing exactly how to hook up the various components in the karaoke system. Luckily, it's an easy process.

Connect A/V cables to the karaoke system by attaching them to the "line out" plug. Connect these cables to the television by plugging it into the input that says "line in."

Connect the karaoke system to your mixer. To do this, use A/V cables that come with the system. Depending on the specific system you are using, the cables may need to be plugged into different inputs, but in most cases there will be an indicator on the mixer informing you where to plug it into.

Connect your microphone(s) to your mixer. There will be a symbol or word on the mixer informing you of which input to plug the microphone(s) into.

Connect the mixer to the speakers. This will provide the sound for the karaoke system so make sure the speakers are placed in an ideal area. Use another A/V cable to connect an output from the mixer to an input on the speakers.

Plug in your karaoke system into a nearby power source. Turn the system on and follow the onscreen instructions in order to choose the correct song that is going to be sung.

Things You'll Need

  • Television
  • Speakers
  • Microphone(s)
  • A/V Cables (these will come in karaoke system)
  • Mixer
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Rick Paulas is a freelance writer based out of Los Angeles. He has been writing professionally since 2005. He has previously written for "McSweeney's,", "Vice Magazine" and "Radar Magazine," and has worked as an editor for "The Coming," "Duct Tape & Rouge," and "TSB Magazine." Paulas holds a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications and advertising from Michigan State University.