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How to Connect a Microphone to a Theater System

Updated February 21, 2017

Home theatre systems enhance the video viewing experience through surround sound and other effects that are normally reserved for movie theatres. You can also hook up a microphone to home theatre systems for karaoke and other activities. Connecting a microphone to a home theatre system is a simple job that takes very little time.

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  1. Examine your home theatre system's equaliser component to locate a microphone jack. The jack should be labelled as "mic" and/or have a small logo of a microphone under it.

  2. Check your system to make sure it is turned off. Plugging new components into a sound system that is turned on can damage the system.

  3. Insert the plug from the microphone into the mic jack for the theatre system.

  4. Turn on both the theatre system and the microphone to test the equipment and make sure it works properly.

  5. Tip

    If you are hooking up multiple microphones, you will likely need a junction box. Plug the mics into the jacks of the junction box, then connect the box output to the input of the EQ system.

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About the Author

Michael Davidson started writing screenplays in 2003 and has had a screenplay professionally produced. He has also studied martial arts since 1990 and has worked as a licensed security specialist. Davidson has written articles for various websites. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising.

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