Karaoke Speaker Reviews


Because of the live vocals, a proper karaoke system requires PA speakers. These speakers can be either powered (active) or non-powered (passive). Powered speakers each contain their own amplifier and require an audio signal, typically a light gauge cable, and power from an electrical outlet. Non-powered speakers get their audio signal and power via a heavy duty speaker cable.

Powered speakers are typically used in conjunction with an audio mixer. Non-powered speakers are used with a mixer/power amp combination or a powered mixer and should be matched according to the total power output of the amplifier and the combined program power handling rating of the speakers. The rule of thumb is that the total power output ratting of the amplifier be twice the combined program (not peak) power handling rating of the speakers.

Below are some of the more popular powered (active) speakers with the manufacturer's description. Jump to Non-Powered Speakers


Behringer Eurolive B212D Speaker
Behringer Eurolive B212D Loudspeaker
Thanks to our revolutionary Class-D amplifier technology and internal switch-mode power supplies, EUROLIVE D Series loudspeakers provide a much better power-to-weight ratio than competing active speakers. Put simply, you get all the power without the back-breaking weight. And the sound quality of these lightweight loudspeakers exceeds that of our extremely popular EUROLIVE B212A and B215A systems.





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Behringer Eurolive B215D Speaker
Behringer Eurolive B215D Loudspeaker
Thanks to our revolutionary Class-D amplifier technology and internal switch-mode power supplies, EUROLIVE D Series loudspeakers provide a much better power-to-weight ratio than competing active speakers. Put simply, you get all the power without the back-breaking weight. And the sound quality of these lightweight loudspeakers exceeds that of our extremely popular EUROLIVE B212A and B215A systems.





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Mackie THUMP12 Thump Series 12-Inch Powered Loudspeaker
Mackie THUMP12 12-Inch Powered Loudspeaker
Only the Mackie Thump12 delivers the class-leading, chest-thumping low end you deserve. With 1000W of power, the Thump12 provides the high output you need in a package that's tough, lightweight and portable. Designed by the world's leader in portable live sound, Thump12 offers a 3-band EQ perfect for acoustic and vocal-only applications. And with a rugged enclosure and robust system protection, you're more than ready for your next show.




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Mackie THUMP15 15-Inch Powered Loudspeaker
Mackie THUMP15 15-Inch Powered Loudspeaker
Only the Mackie Thump12 delivers the class-leading, chest-thumping low end you deserve. With 1000W of power, the Thump12 provides the high output you need in a package that's tough, lightweight and portable. Designed by the world's leader in portable live sound, Thump12 offers a 3-band EQ perfect for acoustic and vocal-only applications. And with a rugged enclosure and robust system protection, you're more than ready for your next show.




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Yamaha DBR Series DBR12 Powered Speaker
Yamaha DBR Series DBR12 Powered Speaker
Yamaha's DBR powered speaker systems bring excellent sound quality, reliability, and portability in three affordable models. Using the latest DSP, engineers applied our proprietary FIR-X tuning, to optimize the sound, and protection algorithms to give the DBR series class-leading maximum output power. DBR models are bi-amped, using a separate power amplifier for the woofer and the high frequency driver to deliver accurate, controlled performance.




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Yamaha DBR Series DBR15 Powered Speaker
Yamaha DBR Series DBR15 Powered Speaker
Yamaha's DBR powered speaker systems bring excellent sound quality, reliability, and portability in three affordable models. Using the latest DSP, engineers applied our proprietary FIR-X tuning, to optimize the sound, and protection algorithms to give the DBR series class-leading maximum output power. DBR models are bi-amped, using a separate power amplifier for the woofer and the high frequency driver to deliver accurate, controlled performance




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Below are some of the more popular non-powered (passive) speakers with the manufacturer's description.


Behringer Eurolive B212XL Loudspeaker
Behringer Eurolive B212XL Loudspeaker
Behringer's B212XL loudspeakers take everything musicians love about the original B212 loudspeakers and upgrade them with the same bass and treble/mid transducers found in the popular B212A active version, for even better sound and power handling. And with integrated overload protection circuitry, they arrive ready to push it to the limit without putting their high or low frequency drivers in danger.





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Behringer Eurolive VP1220 Loudspeaker
Behringer Eurolive VP1220 Loudspeaker
Capable of handling input levels up to 800 Watts, the Eurolive VP1220 PA loudspeaker delivers truly impressive sound quality. The powerful 12" long-excursion driver cranks out big tone in the bottom end and mid-range, while the state-of-the-art 1.75" titanium-diaphragm compression driver delivers crisp and detailed highs. The VP1220's wide frequency bandwidth and extensive dynamic range make it ideal for a multitude of applications.




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Behringer Eurolive VP1520 Loudspeaker
Behringer Eurolive VP1520 Loudspeaker
Capable of handling input levels up to 1,000 Watts, the Eurolive VP1520 PA loudspeaker delivers truly impressive sound quality. The powerful 15" long-excursion driver cranks out big tone in the bottom end and mid-range, while the state-of-the-art 1.75" titanium-diaphragm compression driver delivers crisp and detailed highs. The VP1520's wide frequency bandwidth and extensive dynamic range make it ideal for a multitude of applications.




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