I have an 8 year old daughter that loves to sing and is the apple of her daddy's eye. Last christmas daddy decided to buy his little angel a karaoke machine. We went to several electronic stores but none compared to the VocoPro Gig Man Plus that Cosco had on sale!
The initial setup was a little tricky. Don't be like my husband: Please READ the manual before trying to connect anything! After getting all the connections right, we've had no problems with this karaoke machine.
The main selling point for us for the VocoPro Gig Man Plus was the fact that it didn't have a teeny tiny screen on it for viewing the lyrics. Instead, you connect this karaoke machine directly to your TV. Ours is 42" Plasma so we have no problem viewing the lyrics from as far away as the kitchen.
The sound quality is top notch! It sounds like you're live in a recording studio. The system comes with 2 microphones. No need to pass the mike for 2-person songs. it has an AM/FM radio and can even play MP3 and CD-RWs!
For all the techy people, here is some more information.
All-in-one design with 4-seaker cabinet that provides 100W peak to peak total powerMulti-format player with direct track access supports VCD, CD+G, MP3, Photo CD, CD, CD-R and CD-RW formatsAM/FM radio tuner with programmable preset stationsGuitar and keyboard inputs with individual volume control speakersTwo microphone inputs with bass, treble and individual volume controlsDigital echo, repeat and delay controls for vocal enhancement15-step digital key controller to transpose the key of built-in disc player audioVocal cancel and partner modes for cancelling vocals from multiplexed media7-band equalizer for precise audio adjustments and room tuningExternal speaker jacks with internal/external speaker selector Remote controlInputs/outputs: 2 A/V (RCA) inputs and 2 A/V (RCA) / 1 pair balanced XLR outputsOur family has really enjoyed using the VocoPro GIG Man Plus. What started out as Christmas gift for my daughter has turned into a fun activity that everyone in our family loves!