This forum is mainly about home theater and audio. But once in a while we do get Karaoke questions.\n\nKaraoke is probably my 2nd favorite hobby behind Home Theater\/Audio.\n\nSo maybe this thread will be helpful to those people looking into Karaoke. :D\n\nI use my RBH SVT towers\/RBH SA-500DSP\/Denon AVR-5308 in my family room for Karaoke.\n\nThe secret weapon is the $200 Yamaha Stereo Mixer with COMPRESSION feature.\n\nhttps:\/\/www.amazon.com\/Yamaha-MG10XU-10-Input-Stereo-Effects\/dp\/B00IBIVL42\/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=Yamaha+Stereo+Mixer&qid=1574097953&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFGNTgwT1NGTTk0NUUmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA3NjgzMTUySlYwQUxJVVYwQ1lZJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzNDg1NDAxWkxRNlpKTUcwRkFRJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==\n\nMust have that Compression feature (those YELLOW knobs). That way, even if people do bad things like scream into the Mic, the Volume Level is Reduced and won't Harm your speakers!\n\nSo the Compression Feature prevents amp CLIPPING and the bad distortion.\n\nThe Compression Feature will also raise the volume level so you don't have to scream into the Mic, which is good for people with a weaker vocal.\n\nConnection:\nYouTube Karaoke (Your Computer or Karaoke Source) --> HDMI Out --> HDMI Splitter --> A & B\n\nA. HDMI 1 goes to AVR as "HTPC"\nB. HDMI 2 goes to HDMI-to-Component Video + L\/R Stereo RCA Converter Box --> A & B\n\nA. Component Video goes to AVR as "Karaoke" for Video\nB. L\/R Stereo RCA goes to the Yamaha Mixer for Sound --> Yamaha Mixer Audio L\/R Outputs goes to AVR as "Karaoke" for Audio\n\nThe Microphone connects to the Yamaha Mixer.\n\nAnother note: If your AVR gets hot like my Denon, better use some fans to cool the AVR. Even with the Compression Feature, the karaoke will use some power and the AVR will definitely heat up. So get some FANS (like 120mm fans).\n\nIn the past I've also used the Denon X3100 and AVR-3312 AVRs for Karaoke to hook up with the Yamaha Mixer. Without the fans, the Denon's will SHUT DOWN EVERY TIME after about 15 minutes! But with 2 or 3 120mm fans, they NEVER shut down.