Ideas for Christmas gifts – Homemade karaoke machines

Karaoke machines make great gifts. Simply due to the fact that they cover such a wide age group. They are made to be enjoyed by both men and women, the young or the young at heart. Rest assured, there’s a karaoke machine for every age group, whether you’re looking for a gift for a child or grandparent or yourself. And you don’t have to be a great singer to use these products, just have a love of music and enjoy a good time.

Karaoke machines can be very feature-rich, and with so many machines to choose from, the whole process can become a bit daunting, if not frustrating. Some karaoke machines may have a built-in video camera to show a picture of the person singing, a digital key control to change the key of the song, a built-in display screen so you don’t have to connect the machine to a TV and many more. characteristics. The key is to figure out what you want and need in a karaoke machine. Just remember that most karaoke machines you choose will have the ability to play music and display lyrics through some medium (either via CD or digitally). (Please note: there are karaoke machines that do not have the ability to display lyrics. They are very rare and tend to be very young children’s toy karaoke machines.)

Below is a list of karaoke machines that range from very basic models to more elaborate and complex models. Each one is different, with many different characteristics. But they all have the basic elements that make up a great karaoke machine. They all range in price from around $50.00 to $300.00. These are just some of the types of karaoke machines. They should give you an idea of ​​what is available and help you choose the best karaoke machine.

The Singing Machine SML-383 – Price range: $41.00 to $69.00

– Vertical loading CDG record player

– Two microphone inputs

– Disco light effect

– Balance and echo controls

– Automatic voice control (AVC – Eliminates voices in Multiplex CDG)


– Built-in speakers

– Video and audio output

– Dimensions: 6.2 x 11.7 x 13.6 inches; 6 pounds

The SML-383 Singing Machine karaoke machine can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. Very basic but will do the job. It is small and compact, which makes it very portable. It can play regular audio CDs as well as CDGs. The CDG will display the letters once you connect the SML-383 to a TV screen. Cables are included and the connection process is not difficult and is similar to connecting a DVD player. Standard karaoke features are included, such as two microphone inputs, balance and echo controls, and AVC (Automatic Voice Control that removes the singer’s voice on multiplex CDGs).

Emerson HD515 Karaoke Machine – Price Range: $45.00 to $100.00

– MP3 with lyrics format

– 1 GB memory – Stores up to 1000 songs

– 250 songs included in the stored memory

– 3” STN screen

– Digital key control

– Digital control of echo and balance

– 2 microphone inputs

– USB port

– Programmable

– Sound amplifier

– Automatic voice control (AVC – Eliminates voices in Multiplex CDG)

– AUX input for IPod®/MP3 players (3.5mm audio)

– Audio outputs (RCA)

– Built-in personal player cradle

– RCA and USB cables

– 100-240V AC power adapter

– Battery operated (4 “C” batteries not included)

– Works 36 hours only with batteries

– Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 12 inches; 5.8 pounds

What sets the Emerson HD515 Portable Karaoke apart from the rest on this list is that it is equipped with 1 GB of storage memory. It can store 1000 songs and comes with 250 songs ready to go. If 1 GB of memory isn’t enough, you have the option of connecting an iPod or MP3 device to the AUX input. There’s a built-in screen, but it’s only 3 inches, which can make it hard to see the lyrics. But it is an extremely portable machine and you can use a power adapter or run on batteries. This karaoke machine is perfect for anyone with a large digital library. (Quick note: plays MP3s with lyrics format) If you need extra volume in your sound, there is a sound amplifier and audio outputs to connect to a larger sound system.

Memorex MKS-SS1 SingStand Karaoke Machine – Price Range: $55.00 to $170.00

– Sing along with music from your iPod device or any MP3 device with a headphone jack with 3.5mm line-in connection

– Automatic voice control (AVC – Eliminates voices in Multiplex CDG)

– Enhanced vocal effects with echo and balance control

– Powerful speakers built into the base (Two 4W speakers)

– Connect the keyboard to play with the band.

– Cable management clips

– Dual microphone inputs

– keyboard input

– Dimensions: 9.3 x 20.3 x 15.5 inches – 11.9 lbs

This specially designed karaoke machine will definitely stand out from the crowd. Built as a microphone stand, the SingStand MKS-SS1 home karaoke system does not have a CD player or built-in storage memory. It is based on an iPod or MP3 device connected with a headphone jack with a 3.5mm line-in connection for music. This is one of the rare karaoke machines that does not display the lyrics. But if you take the extra time, you should be able to download most song lyrics over the Internet. Even without displaying the lyrics, this is one of the most popular and highly rated karaoke machines on the market. Other features include an input for connecting your own musical instruments, the microphone stand can be adjusted to most heights, automatic voice control, and two microphone jacks. It can be used by anyone, but children under the age of 15 tend to enjoy this karaoke machine best.

The Singing Machine ISM-1028 – Price range: $200.00 to $300.00

– Front-loading CDG record player

– iPod music playback

– 7″ color LCD screen

– Built-in video camera

-AM/FM radio

– Two microphone inputs with separate volume controls

– Digital control of key, balance and echo

– Automatic voice control (AVC – Eliminates voices in Multiplex CDG)

– Built-in transformer

– Two tower speakers

– INPUT / OUTPUT of video and audio

– Dimensions: 37.5 x 17.7 x 17.1 – 34.6 lbs.

VOOM II – Price range: $300.00 to $500.00

– 4-digit shortcut for MP3, MP3+G and Divx

– Supported formats: Neo+G, CD+G, DVD, Audio CD, VCD, MP3, MPEG-4 Embedded SD, Mini SD, MMC card reader and USB port

– Compatible with MP3+G (Loader: DVD Media, USB and SD)

– 3 Optimized Playback Modes for Karaoke, Stereo, Music

– Transfer data files to memory device (USB) without PC.

– Digital key control 13 steps

– Music tempo and key control

– Scoring function (NEO+G and CD+G)

– Dual 1/4″ microphone inputs

– Component video output

– Support 480i/ 480P/ 750P/ 1080i

– i POD port and wired MP3 player

– Electric guitar input and effects

– 100 watts

– line output

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