How to Connect a Microphone to a Theater System

Home theater systems enhance the video viewing experience through surround sound and other effects that are normally reserved for movie theaters. You can also hook up a microphone to home theater systems for karaoke and other activities. Connecting a microphone to a home theater system is a simple job that takes very little time.

Microphones can usually be connected to home theater systems in seconds.

Step 1

Examine your home theater system's equalizer component to locate a microphone jack. The jack should be labeled as "mic" and/or have a small logo of a microphone under it.

Step 2

Check your system to make sure it is turned off. Plugging new components into a sound system that is turned on can damage the system.

Step 3

Insert the plug from the microphone into the mic jack for the theater system.

Step 4

Turn on both the theater system and the microphone to test the equipment and make sure it works properly.


If you are hooking up multiple microphones, you will likely need a junction box. Plug the mics into the jacks of the junction box, then connect the box output to the input of the EQ system.