Equipment 101: Setting up a karaoke box

Equipment 101: Setting up a karaoke box

Choosing the right material to run your karaoke box and the KaraFun Business application is important. Low-quality material or improper setup can cause unnecessary headaches, wasted time, and loss in profit.

So what exactly is needed to set up your karaoke box with KaraFun Business? Let’s dig into it.…

Before we get started, it's important to note that while there are many ways to configure your karaoke room, the dedicated team at KaraFun Business has researched and tested multiple configurations and recommends the setup below.

When selecting the equipment to operate your karaoke room, prioritize quality products and reach out to an experienced professional when needed who will be able to help make recommendations based on your budget.

Ipad

Runs the KaraFun Business Application.

  • Quantity: 1
  • Model: Latest generation iPad Air or iPad Pro (for screen size) with USB-C plug and maximum charging power.
  • iOS version: latest
  • Capacity: min 64 GB. Depends on offline usage. We recommend synching at least 10,000 songs offline, requiring a minimum 50 GB of space (each track that is synched offline requires roughly 5 MB of space). For more information about offline usage, please see our FAQ page.

Usb-C/HDMI Apple Adaptor

Allows for the iPad to be charged while connected to the HDMI splitter.

  • Quantity: 1
  • Model: Apple only

Splitter

The splitter copies the HDMI source input into two or four identical HDMI outputs.

  • Quantity: 1 (depending on number of monitors)
  • Model: Many models exist, select one of quality or ask your installer for recommendations.

HDMI Audio Extractor

Transforms audio from an HDMI source to be converted to sound.

  • Quantity: 1
  • Model: Many models exist, select one of quality or ask your installer for recommendations.

Mixer

Allows for the general sound from the KaraFun iPad Application and the microphones.

  • Quantity: 1
  • Models: many models exist, select one of quality or ask your installer for recommendations.
  • Important: Configuring your mixer properly is important to avoid microphone and general volume issues. Balance should be configured by a professional as mixers and subsequent sound input may vary. The KaraFun Business in-app volume control (in your Business settings) allows for the app to manage the general volume.

Monitor

The monitor allows karaoke lyrics to be displayed on a large screen. Several monitors can be connected using the HDMI splitter so that customers can see lyrics from all angles within the karaoke box.

  • Quantity: 1 or more
  • Model: Many models exist, select one of quality or ask your installer for recommendations.
  • Run-time: Use of a TV in your karaoke box is not recommended. Simple televisions are not adapted to long hours of daily usage. Monitors, on the other hand, are built to remain on for regular usage over long hours. Multiple types of monitors exist for hourly/daily usage. As your karaoke box will not be running 24/7, a run-time of 16/7 is sufficient.
  • Requirements: Monitor with HDMI input and an anti-reflective screen.
  • Screen size: Depends on the size of the karaoke box, but a minimum of 49 inches is recommended.

HDMI Cable

The cable needed to connect the monitor and audio extractor to the HDMI splitter.

  • Quantity: 3+ (depending on number of monitors)
  • Models:many models exist (Amazon Basics or Kramer are our go-tos), select one of quality or ask your installer for recommendations.

See it in action

Disclaimer: KaraFun Business is not responsible for product maintenance and compatibility issues. We can only guarantee technical support of the KaraFun Business application. If you are having technical issues with your karaoke equipment (microphones, mixer, etc.), please seek assistance from a local, experienced technician.

Need help?

Reach out at business@karafun.com. Our team is here to help!