Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Sonken KA-11 Karaoke Mixing Amplifier with Bluetooth & USB Record

Post Update May 2021: Sonken KA-12 Now available.

A new model from Sonken has arrived and it’s called the KA-11, this Karaoke Mixing Amplifier is the result of a couple of years work at Sonken to cleverly amalgamate two popular features in to a single working model being Bluetooth and Vocal/Music USB Record.

The KA series which stands for "Karaoke Amplifier" started with the 7 Series a few years ago and closely followed by the Series 8, which represented a high quality audio product including full mixing capabilities on board, without the need for a separate mixer unit, all at an affordable price to boot.

In 2013 the KA-09 and KA-10 Series were released, the look and the feel remained pretty much the same but we got two new features being Bluetooth in the KA-09 and USB Vocal and Music (MIX) Recording in MP3 in the KA-10 model.

Of course you could still connect your Karaoke Machine but with the KA-09 you could also stream music via Bluetooth from your digital devices i.e your smart phone, tablet or smart TV through the amplifier and sing-along mixing the music to your specific requirements, at the same time.

The KA-10 didn't have Bluetooth but you could record your performance back to a USB Memory Stick mixing both your vocals with the music sound track coming from your karaoke machine or CD or DVD player connected to it.

Essentially Sonken had created a home recording studio for you.

The really cool thing was that you could essentially have your cake and eat it with the KA-10 model because for a few dollars extra you could get a USB Bluetooth adapter called a dongle so when you weren't using the record feature you could instead stream from your Bluetooth devices just like the KA-09 model could. 

That was very cool and made the KA-10 more popular as it could essentially have both features.

As a result the KA-10 was quite often sold out due its dual capability. Sure there were plenty of people who had no interest in playing back a recording of themselves, that to some was just too scary a prospect.

It was KHE who suggested to Sonken throughout 2017 that they should look to consolidate the two models into a single offering, giving both features to everyone and at the same time fixing the supply issues.

The idea was simple enough but the technical ability to join the two features into a single product took some time to achieve, together with a lot of testing. We are happy to announce the release of the 2018 model the KA-11 Series with both Bluetooth and USB Record in the single model.

Sonken have also improved the sound quality, output power and the lifespan of the product with all the technical knowledge gained from the previous generation models resulting in the finished product being the new KA-11.

The KA-11 is now available from Karaoke Home Entertainment with or without matching speakers, check out the packages online and yes we do ship Australia wide.

More about Sonken...

Sonken is a Sydney, Australian based technology company with its very own factory located in mainland china producing it products to its propriety specifications, this also gives them a competitive edge as they are simply not just importing someone else's product.

The are the manufacturer, importer and distributor and any and all customer feedback is directly channelled back into research and development as they work towards a 100% percent customer satisfaction and a zero failure rate on any level constantly improving their technology and manufacturing processes. 

Unlike many other importers, they also back up there products with a local warranty and service centre in Ashfield NSW, but most importantly the products all comply with Australian Government product laws governing for safety standards.

That simply cannot be said for all importers, I have seen several overseas karaoke brands being sold here, imported solely by the store selling them, the problem with this if the store closes down there goes your warranty, if the product becomes faulty do they have the spare parts or even the technical knowledge to repair the item and most importantly does the item meet the necessary Australian Government requirements for power and electrical safety just because they are selling it doesn't mean it has been certified to be sold in this country and anyone can import just about anything without it being certified to be sold, as you know questions only get asked once someone’s house burns down. 

Australia has one of the highest standards in the world hence why some brands aren't available here, the volume is too low for them to improve the technology to make it worth their while. If you happen to purchase any product that has a travel style adapter attached to the power cord that it is a clear sign it hasn't been approved for sale here as that is an illegal practice and you should seek an immediate refund as its very dangerous.

Especially when comes to Wireless Microphones purchased from overseas you can get in to real world trouble if your frequency isn't licensed for use in Australia and the fines are massive. 

All of Sonken's Wireless Microphones are sold on approved Australian frequencies. 

The Australian Government body ACMA polices the frequencies used in Australia. In 2015 these frequencies 694 to 820 MHz (the digital dividend band) were banned in Australia from being used anymore.

Remember that the onus is on you, not the overseas seller, who can't be touched by the Australian Government when things go wrong and if you get caught using frequencies designed to work for example, in the USA. 

Karaoke Home Entertainment ( has been selling the Sonken range since 2005 and today are their biggest distributor and retailer partner in Australia.

KHE is actively working in partnership with Sonken to bring exciting products and features to the Australian audio and karaoke market.

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