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5.0 out of 5 stars Karaoke fun, January 24, 2009
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This is great fun for the kids. It was easy to set up. There's room for two microphones (it comes with one, but you may buy another), and you can add an electric guitar.

I have a Sansa mp3 player, which connected easily and works well, though it doesn't seat in the mp3 holder well. That might hold an IPOD, but I don't know. It sits, but it's not well-seated and can fall out easily.

The mic volume can be controlled up or down and there are independent switches for each mic, but if the volume of the music is turned down, the mic is also turned down. There is no way to turn the mic volume so it is louder than the music. It is possible to turn the music completely off and sing to nothing.

There is an echo option which can be controlled to allow for more or less echo in the voice.

The vocal eliminator function will eliminate vocals from a track at the touch of a button. The vocals are not completely eliminated and the music is a little distorted, but that is to be expected when eliminating vocals from a track. It is not possible to do without a little distortion. It's a nice feature to have so we don't have to go out and buy a bunch of karaoke music.

The biggest drawback to this karaoke system over others is that it lacks the lyrics display. Of course, when using our regular mp3's, we don't have lyrics anyway; but there is no option of getting lyrics display if we wanted it. I simply go find the lyrics on the internet and print them out.

The kids enjoy this microphone. Sometimes, they don't necessarily use it for singing, but it's a fun system and we will get lots of enjoyment out of it as we have already.
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Initial post: Jun 11, 2009 3:31:56 PM PDT
Meg says:
Depending on your MP3 player, you can copy/paste lyrics. It takes a little while, but whatever. Also, there's a download (some place on the internet, google it) called iLyrics that will do this automatically. It crashes a bit, but is still faster than c/p-ing. Also, it sometimes has issues with indies, live versions, and remixes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2009 8:00:32 PM PDT
Noname says:
Yes, but the machine doesn't have a display for lyrics. I copy/paste and then print, but I cannot copy/paste to the karaoke system.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009 3:38:22 PM PST
Does this karaoke machine block out the voices on the ipod? I plan on using this to pratice for voice lessons.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2009 5:32:43 PM PST
Noname says:
I don't have an ipod. I suppose it would be like my mp3 player and mute the voices with some distortion.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 6:46:12 PM PST
No, but when the iPod is docked, you can show the lyrics on the iPod. The touch is perfect for this stand.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 7:27:06 PM PST
Noname says:
Good point. I wans't using an iPod, but you're right.

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 7:02:55 PM PST
is this compatible with an iphone

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2011 7:53:34 PM PST
Noname says:
I'm afraid I don't know. We don't have an iPhone.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 3:06:15 AM PST
D. DuRoss says:
Yes, the karaoke machine can block out/quiet the lead vocals on an ipod.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 5:59:39 PM PDT
Dee Dee says:
yes it works with iphone 4g(white)
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