First impressions were that it looked too basic for a karaoke machine but I suppose my only comparison was those massive home systems you use to get in the 90’s. It was really easy to set up using the instructions provided, which are thankfully condensed to one side of an A4 piece of paper with pictures to ensure nothing can go wrong. The microphone is high quality and has a solid weighty feel. The party box has only 4 dials to alter, being mic one volume, mic two volume, music volume and echo. The box requires it’s own power supply and has ports for music in and audio out, and space at the front for two mics.
Once the wires were all connected I just needed to visit the webpage for Lucky Voice to set up an account. A month’s access to the Lucky Voice database will cost you £4.99. You’re then free to start searching your favourite songs by using the search box in the top right hand corner. The song selection is fantastic as it has all the well known karaoke tracks. Also the quality of the songs are impressive, especially the backing vocals.
For home use I’m very impressed by the equipment and the service you get for your money. It’s something that you might soon see being used in your local pub. What impressed me the most though was the internet speed required to stream a song. Our home’s internet speed is extremely shocking, so slow that you struggle to stream a video on Youtube without it having to buffer every few seconds and it coped really well with this and was able to play all of the songs with no interruptions.