While audio in all its forms is of great interest to me, I am not a fan of my singing or should I clarify that no one else will be a fan of my singing. So it was with more than a little trepidation that this item got opened to be given the Smart onceover.
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The box has a quite conventional looking Microphone, it is 17.5cm long with the head being 5cm across this has a connector on the base and an on/off slider switch on the side. Next is a mixing box 17x12cm and this is 4cm deep at the back and 2.5cm deep at the front with four twist knobs on the top, Mic one, Mic Two, Music and Echo. The front of the box has inputs for the two Mics and at the right front edge an on/off push button with an LED beside. The back has power in, music in and audio out connections.
Also in the box are various leads and cables. They are a 1.8metre power adapter lead, two 1.9metre 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio leads and a 1.9metre 3.5mm to two phono connectors lead. There is also a three pin – from the Mic base – to ¼ inch microphone lead and this is 4.7metres long.
A single sheet with instructions on how to connect the leads is provided.
What is not supplied is a second Mic for those who like to sing duets. A computer is stated to be required but this may not be needed if you have lyrics and external powered speakers.
If you use a computer enter the code given at the site given to get access to lyrics they provide.
My singing has not improved and during this test period I did not inflict it on my neighbours but I can say that the supplied Mic and Mixing box worked correctly and sound was amplified by use of both my Desktop PC and my Notebook without any distortion heard.
Most people will be able to use this without any problem but their website does offer help if required. The code given will allow you access to the lyrics on their site and they state new song lyrics are added every month if you continue to use the site after month one there is a fee payable.
It is stated to work with PC, MAC, iPad, Notebook or Tablet and assuming your TV has a 3.5mm audio socket you can even use the TV speakers, if it’s a SmartTV then the lyrics can be displayed on the screen from their site.
Full details are available from the Lucky Voice web site.
At the time of publication the Lucky Voice Karaoke Kit is available from Amazon for £58.99.