So you have a party planned and want karaoke rental? The question is, should you rent a computer set-up with karaoke or hire a company that does everything? We have a bit of advise. Before you spend $150 or more, go and purchase a home set up for your television. It will run the same price or less considering some rentals go for over $200. A perfect example is the following karaoke set-up. This set up retails for $149 at the time of this blog post.
Rockville 8″ Powered Pro Karaoke Machine/System w/LED’s+(2) Wireless Microphones
Also, there are streaming karaoke services such as “KaraFun” where you can access the entire library by monthly or daily memberships. A two day pass is only $5.99 and a monthly pass is only $9.99. I mean, if you are going to pay someone to drop off equipment for a day, you may as well purchase your own.
Let’s face it, for adult parties, a few drinks goes great with karaoke. Do you really want to be stuck operating a “Karaoke Machine” all night? Or, do you want someone who will encourage your guests to take to the mic? A professional host will keep the party moving without making you the friend or relative that is pushing them to sing a song.
In many cases, the cost for a host to bring equipment, set up, run the show and encourage your guests to participate is usually around the same price as renting a PA and music. The difference is you are limited to paying a host by the hour. A four hour show from a professional is around the same cost as renting a PA. If you time it right, four hours is all you need. Give your guests time to have a few drinks before show time. An example would be, party starts at 8pm, karaoke starts at 9pm. This will give your guests a chance to gather some courage.