Release the rock & roller or lounge singer raging inside you with this compact karaoke party machine. Sing along to your favorite tapes using the built-in dual cassette deck or connect to a TV and VCR to see the lyrics when you play a karaoke VHS tape. You can also sing along to the built-in AM/FM radio tuner.
The C1285 includes a sampler videotape with seven tracks, including Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody," and Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock." The optional echo effect adds a distinct reverb to the vocal, which you can use to simulate a concert hall.
While singing alone is fun, this unit shines in social situations. The two omnidirectional microphones allow you to harmonize or perform a duet with a friend. The compact design and helpful carrying handles enable you to take the C1285 just about anywhere.
While this portable system delivers hours of fun, it is worth noting that the audio quality is not topnotch. The sound was a bit muffled, which is probably due to the bargain-quality cassette player and speakers. However, this shortcoming is a tradeoff for the great value this party machine offers.
- Dual microphone support for duets
- Compact and lightweight design for portable use
- Echo effect for fun vocal enhancements
- Audio quality is marginal