The professional karaoke machine is intended for people who are serious about their singing or who wish to install a high-quality unit in their entertainment venue, like a pub. These systems tend to offer the best features, improved ways to modulate the voice and multiple ways to access songs.
The units themselves after often designed to hook up to existing speakers or home cinema/entertainment systems. It depends on the package as to what they include with some products being a standalone karaoke unit whereas others have microphones, digital displays, and other extras. The intention here is to match what’s in the box with the equipment you already own to create a complete, usable system.
When you want a system with significant power output, excellent echo and other vocal features to modulate the singer’s voice to make it fit the track better, and provide multiple ways to access tracks, then a professional karaoke machine is the way to go. Do consider whether you’ll want 1,2 or 4 ports to plug in a microphone (and if you need to buy some extra mics separately) as a system cannot expand its support from two mics to four mics post-purchase.
Professional Karaoke Comparison Chart
Pure Acoustics MCP-100
Wireless and wired microphones
USB/SD Card Slot-Yes
Easy mobility & safe carry
Akai Karaoke KS800 Front Load CD+G
7-Inch TFT Screen
Front Load CD+G Player,Built-In Speaker
THE SINGING MACHINE SMG-903
5.5" B&W Screen
Come with Microphone
Pyle PWMA860i Wireless and Portable
Portable and Powerful PA Sound System
30-Pin iPod/iPhone Dock
Wireless VHF Handheld Microphone
Here are The Ten Best Professional Karaoke Machines
Pure Acoustics MCP-100 Karaoke Machine Sound System with Telescoping Handle & Wheels
The Pure Acoustics MCP-100 Extreme Portable Bluetooth Party Karaoke Machine is an interesting option for people who travel around and want a machine that’s easy to move.
The MCP-100 is designed almost like an upright suitcase complete with the telescoping handle to pull it along behind you. No more carrying a heavy karaoke machine from venue to venue and risking putting your back out. The only heavy lifting is bringing it down from the trunk to the ground and then wheeling is behind you.
The Bluetooth connectivity is useful for wireless microphones, but the machine also supports wired mics too. There’s also an auxiliary input socket to insert your digital device (MP3+G MP3 player, smartphone or tablet). The tracks play, and anyone can sing along. There’s even an input port to plug in a guitar and add some riffs to an existing track while singing or performing a duet (the guitar level can be adjusted to not overwhelm the track).
The USB port and SD card slot make it easier to add media with songs stored on them. The built-in speaker provides plenty of quality sound for 10 hours unplugged via the rechargeable battery. This is ideal for a venue or having a party at home that lasts a few hours. One wireless mic is included.
Attractive orange speaker cover at the front
Made life a suitable on wheels and with a telescoping handle for easy pulling
45-watts of power
10 hours rechargeable battery
The wireless mic includes operating on 202.75MHz frequency
Recharged on both 110v and 220v power systems for international use
USB port and SD card slot to add new songs from storage
No internet connectivity
Suitcase style design won’t suit everyone or people who only want a pro system for home or one without a speaker built-in
Singtrix Party Bundle Premium Edition Home Karaoke System (#SGTX1)
The Singtrix Party Bundle Premium Edition Home Karaoke System is an upgraded system to use at home. The featured SKU is the Party Bundle which includes a wired microphone, a micro stand, the Singtrix foot speaker, a smartphone/tablet stand to view song lyrics, and an orange control system at hand level.
There’s the option to purchase a separate speaker or wired microphone to add or replace components to the SGTX1 system. The system has the backing of TV shows like the Shark Tank and the Today Show.
There’s a vocal enhancement system with three levels. More than 300 audio effects let you add to the singing track and create different interesting effects to give your music a different spin. There’s support for harmonies by up to four people at a time, along with enhancements for the bridge or when getting to the chorus. The whole package is truly advanced for practicing singers.
The supplied wired microphone is designed to access harmony engagement and other features without having to mess with the control panel to do so. The system also supports using YouTube lyric videos and karaoke videos using your own mobile device for viewing and connectivity.
Party Bundle including the speaker, wired microphone, mic stand, smartphone/tablet stand and control console
Over 300 effects
2.1 Stereo Surround speakers outputting 40-watts with a Subwoofer
Works with YouTube videos for songs and lyrics
The hard tone feature helps to re-tune off-pitch singing to make it sound better
Not everyone finds their vocal modifications work out how they wished
VocoPro Gig Star Professional CD Karaoke System
The VocoPro Gig Star Professional CD Karaoke System is a portable system designed for karaoke sessions at different locations and for home use. The rectangularly shaped system has a 4-speaker combination pumping out around 100 watts of music and singing. It playsMP3+G music via CDs to get the music and lyrics together.
There are ¼-inch sized inputs for an electronic guitar and keyboard making this ideal for modest-sized gigs with live musicians. There’s an AM and FM radio tuner when this is needed as an alternative music source. Two XLR professional microphone ports are present plug in a couple of quality microphones. There’s also a 7-band equalizer to balance out the full sound too. The repeat, delay, and echo provide digital enhancements to the sound quality too.
The 14-step remote controller provides direct access to the voice enhancement features. Tuning the sound to the room is possible to let the music fill the venue. It’s also possible to plug in external speakers and split between internal and external speaker options.
4-speaker system (100 watts)
Switch between internal and external speakers
Plugs for two XLR microphones and external speakers
The CD player that supports MP3+G
Voice enhancements to digitally adjust the voice with reverb, delay and more
Digital remote controller
Two microphones supplied
Cannot easily connect to a smartphone, iPhone or tablet
CD player tends to be unreliable or fail after months of use
Pyle PWMA860i Wireless and Portable PA Speaker Sound System
The Pyle PWMA860i Wireless and Portable PA Speaker Sound System is one you can wheel in like a suitcase with its set of castor wheels and telescoping handle at the rear.
On top are the controls and a 30-pin dock for either an iPhone or an iPod. There’s a rechargeable battery which means the PWMA860i can run without a power outlet for a few hours at a time.
The speaker system has both an 8-inch subwoofer and a 3-inch tweeter (compression) and successfully pumps out 500-watts. The speaker sits on a 35mm mount for it that holds it securely in place.
There are ¼-inch connectors for a guitar, an audio in, and two microphones. Along for the fun is a VHF wireless handheld mic that has a range of 100 feet with clear line of sight. There’s a built-in AC adapter for easier charging. The audio input makes it possible to connect a separate audio device, but the iOS device does that as well.
500-watt multi-part speaker system with subwoofer and tweeter
Sturdy 35mm speaker mount
VHF microphone supplied with a 100 feet range
Audio in 1/4 -inch socket to add external audio
30-pin iPod or iPhone socket to play songs from an iOS device
Separate ¼-inch ports for a guitar and two microphones
Weak plastic microphone
Speakers aren’t as loud as one would hope
Battery only lasts about half an hour in some tests
Akai KS800 Front Load CD&G Karaoke System
The Akai KS800 Front Load CD&G Karaoke System is a beast. It has space at the top for an iPad positioned in a landscape orientation. At the front is a CD player that lets you add your own CDs for new music as needed. There’s also a 7-inch color display that can show lyrics while singing.
The speaker at the bottom of the stack provides 10 watts of output which is enough to spread music through a smaller room. There’s a line in port to plug in external audio. However, there’s also a USB port to plug in an MP3 player or another device that can play audio via the device or act as a storage center for songs.
The package includes a microphone, an AC adapter, and a demo CD to try out. The microphone sits in its own holder to the right of the speaker halfway up. There’s also a bank of controls in the center below the color display with volume, balance, microphone volume, and various playback controls for the CD player too.
All-in-one Karaoke system stack
Tablet holder at the top, the 7-inch color display for lyrics, control deck, and speakers below that
The line in and USB port to add music sources
CD player and supports MP3+G songs
Hooks up to external speakers too
Use up to two microphones
Connect to a TV for a larger picture
A microphone isn’t powerful compared to audio
THE SINGING MACHINE SMG-903 PROFESSIONAL CDG KARAOKE PA SYSTEM
The Singing Machine SMG-903 is a classic looking system for installing a karaoke setup in your home or small venue. It comes with a CD player for loading karaoke-ready CDs and a 5.5-inch black and white display to show the lyrics as the song progresses.
There’s a digital readout below show the track’s progress to give an idea how many seconds are left and how long the current song is. There are numerous knob controls on either side of the display providing control of volume for each microphone, speaker volume plus control of iPod sound levels, external keyboard, and guitar sound levels too.
There’s audio out jacks to plug the sound system into a larger speaker system. A speaker at the front is provided in case you don’t have a separate speaker available. There’s one wireless microphone provided too.
Both an SD card and USB port are available to add media to songs. Play MP3+G MP3 tracks on a smartphone, connect via USB and head the music on the speaker. Controls are also present for balance between speakers, reverb and voice controls.
Classic karaoke machine
Have own speakers at the front
Slot in an SD card or plug-in media or a smartphone via USB port
Play MP3+G songs from SD card or media
Audio out jack to connect to external speakers
Supports two microphones
One wireless mic provided
Plug in keyboard or guitar
Volume control for mics, keyboard, and guitar
Some occasional quality issues crop up with some models
Customer service on the 800 number isn’t always as responsive as one would expect
ION Audio IPA46 Karaoke Pro Professional Karaoke System for iPad
The ION Audio IPA46 Karaoke Pro Professional Karaoke System is expressly designed to sit an iPad Pro on top of it to use as a display. The system is Bluetooth enabled to connect to the iPad, but the talet still needs to be plugged into power.
The speaker system has an attractive microphone image. It’s powerful enough to be used as an amplifier in its own right. There’s one wireless microphone provided with the system too.
A free app is provided that works on the iPad and helps to sync up the MP3+G songs with the system. The echo modification that’s included with the system complements the free app to get the best out of both the music and voice.
There’s also a rechargeable battery offering 10-12 hours of continued use.
Tough wood and aluminum construction
Bluetooth enabled karaoke speaker system
Add iPad or iPad Pro to the top of the system
12 hours rechargeable battery
Supports MP3+G songs and longer playlists with more information
Echo effect to lengthen vocals
Comes with a Karaoke app for iPad
Low volume level
MUSYSIC Complete Professional 2000 Watts Complete PA System
The MUSYSICComplete Professional 2000 Watts is a much more professional unit that looks completely different from other ones reviewed above.
It has a dual speaker system on triangular stand configuration for greater stability. The speakers have a plastic case which is a little disappointing but does make them lighter to transport to gigs. They’re the two-way type with 800-watts of thumping vocals and music with a 200-watt RMS included. There are two wireless microphones provided with support for individualized adjustments within the system.
The mixing deck controls 6 separate channels and has its own amplifier that has a 2,000-watt peak level too. There’s also an ample audio cable and two 25-foot speaker cables to position them on opposite sides of the room. There’s a separate control system for two VHF microphones to manage their setup and volume levels individually.
Also, an AUX port is present to plug in a computer or other computing or mobile device to access other music tracks.
The system is pricier than others reviewed so far. However, if you want a quality system that provides professional-quality vocals at a small venue, then consider this option. It’s more than what most homes will require, but ideal for small venues.
High-quality professional karaoke system and one some musicians use at live venues
Two speakers 800-watt total sound
Speaker stands and 25-foot dual speaker cables
Mixing deck for 6 channels
Support for two wireless VHF mics with different volume level settings
AUX port to hook up a computer or audio equipment
Speakers are smaller than they appear in the photos
Rockville Dual 12″ Laptop/iphone/ipad/Android/TV Youtube Karaoke Machine/System
The Rockville Dual Karaoke system is similar to the previously reviewed one. It’s a professional system that can be used at venues.
There are two 12-inch speakers pumping out 1,000 watts including 200 RMS. The speakers include premium features like aluminum coils to protect the vocals and a compression tweeter to preserve the pure sound. The speaker stands rise to a good height and are sturdy. There are several RCA cables provided to hook up the system.
The system itself is designed to be fixed to a rack just like a server mounting and has two screw holes on either side of the frame for this express purpose.
Bluetooth is supported within unit because a laptop, Android, TV, iPad or iPhone can all control the system wirelessly from a distance. There’s also the option to plug in an iPod or thumb drive to the USB port too.
Four wireless quality cardioid-based mics are supplied with the system. The mic system can manage each mic separately too. There’s also the option to plug the mics in via a cable for a solid connection if any interference is experienced at the venue.
Professional Karaoke system with numerous features for the Pro
The system supporting for wireless or wired mics
Two speakers and stands offering a total of 1,000 watts of perfect sound quality
The higher quality wiring
Manage the songs from an iPhone, iPad, laptop, Android device or TV
4 wireless microphones provided
SD card slot and USB port for MP3 player support
Equalizer with settings for rock, pop, classical, jazz, country or normal
Requires good Bluetooth reception to get the best out of the system
VocoPro DVD-Duet 80W CD / Dual Cassette / AM / FM Karaoke System
The VocoPro DVD-Duet 80W CD / Dual Cassette / AM / FM Karaoke System is a versatile one with support for everything from cassette decks to CDs to DVD to digital media formats. Support extends to JPEG images, CD discs, DVDs, VCDs, CD+G Karaoke discs, and HDCD and MP3 too.
There’s a vocal range adjuster to restrict the key on music played to match the singer. A remote control lets the system user adjust from a discrete distance too.
Two wireless microphones are provided along with plenty of audio cables. This is a good home system that pushes out 80-watts on audio across to 4 speakers that push audio in two directions at once. There’s bounce protection for the DVD drive too, so kids dancing around the room aren’t likely to make the track skip either.
Two mic inputs control the vocal output level as needed. A 5-band equalizer helps to modify the music or vocals to match better and sound better suited. Output sockets let the speakers get diverted to external ones.
The ideal system for the home
4 speakers provide two-way audio and 80 watts in total
Out jacks to connect to external speakers
Graphics equalizer (5-band)
Play songs on cassette and record on a second cassette
Access media on cassette decks, CDs, DVD and digital media formats
Access JPEG images, CDs/DVDs, VCDs, MP3, CD+G Karaoke discs, and HDCD
Digital controller remote
Control pitch to match vocals with the track
May only last 1-2 years
Buying a professional karaoke machine, you really have to know what you want it for. There are professional models that are designed to be used in the home, some for small venues and others for larger ones. Some good karaoke machines also support two microphones whereas others offer 4 vocals at once. Once you narrow down what you really want, then it becomes much easier to pick the ideal product for your needs.