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K036 FAQs

22 Aug, 2019

K036 FAQs

Q: How to hook up with home theater?

A: 

Smart TV+AV Receiver

TV has AUX OUT or RCA OUT  
TV has only optical out or coaxial out

Notice:

(a) Converter Input: digital (optical/coaxial), output: analog (RCA).

(b) Converter needs to be powered up with its included adapter.  

TV Box/Chromecast/Roku+Smart TV+AV Receiver 

TV has AUX OUT or RCA OUT  
TV has only optical out or coaxial out

Notice: 

(a) Converter Input: digital (optical/coaxial)output: analog (RCA).

(b) Converter needs to be powered up with its included adapter.  

 

PS4/Xbox+Smart TV+AV Receiver 

TV has AUX OUT or RCA OUT  
TV has only optical out or coaxial out

Notice: 

(a) Converter Input: digital (optical/coaxial)output: analog (RCA).

(b) Converter needs to be powered up with its included adapter.  

 

Projector+Game Console/TV Box+Smart TV+AV Receiver 

TV has AUX OUT or RCA OUT  
TV has only optical out or coaxial out

Notice: 

(a) Converter Input: digital (optical/coaxial)output: analog (RCA).

(b) Converter needs to be powered up with its included adapter.  

 

Q: How to hook up with soundbar?

A: 

Soundbar has AUX IN or RCA ON  
Soundbar has only optical in or coaxial in

Notice: 

(a) Converter Input: analog (RCA)output: digital (optical/coaxial).

(b) Converter needs to be powered up with its included adapter.  

 

Q: I have a smart TV connected to my receiver. I'd like to use K036 with them for karaoke!

A: Yes, and you can check out the one of our blogs below, or contact us directly with detailed spec. of your devices.

Blog: Use FIFINE Karaoke Microphones System with Home Theater

 

Q: What to do if the background music is too loud and the mixed mics is too quiet?

A: 1.Turn down level of input music and the Music Control on receiver.

2.Stream the music to speaker directly so that you can adjust the volume separately.

 

Q: The receiver makes a lot of noise!

A: 1.Try different cable and different input jacks on speaker.

2.Turn down the volume of K036 and turn up the gain on your amp.

3.It may interfered by the cell phone or even the light, please be away from that stuff.

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73 comments

Dennis Ho

September 21, 2019

My system won’t register to my microphones and the sound is extremely garbled.
I have verified all cables by connecting to sound system with great clarity.
The only issue is introducing the M-K036 to the system and I have good power to my microphones but none of the LED’s light up for either channel and obviously I can’t hear myself.

Miguel

September 24, 2019

Need help with installation. To be able to listen to soundbar and use mic. At the same time.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

September 24, 2019

Hi @Miguel it should be easy to setup with only soundbar, for most of them, there’s analog (RCA or line in) jack as well as digital jack. But since you had run into problem, I think you were planning to setup TV with soundbar and K036?
Basically what you need to do is to take audio from TV out to K036 in, from K036 out to soundbar RCA in or line in and choose the corresponding mode on soundbar.
According to different jack on TV and soundbar, you can check out the illustration above to find the proper setup. Or contact us on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FifineStore/ With info about the model number of devices and your purpose of the whole setup.

Eric Baker

October 14, 2019

Hello,

Trying to sing on microphones with a speaker. Speaker brand is Mercury model number is MI-SB020. Could someone please let me know if these are compatible to play on each other. I appreciate your help.

Eric W. Baker

FIFINE MICROPHONE

October 15, 2019

Hi @Eric Baker I have checked up the Merkury MI-SB020 but cant find much info about it. So there’re two question before we can tell if it will be compatible. Is there any AUX or RCA jack on the speaker. What’ the power of it, the output watt? Because from the pics, it seems like the Bluetooh speaker that is for smartphone or PC audio connection. But for hooking up with microphone, you will need at least 15 watt output of those speaker to have decent loudness.

Vinicius Vilela

October 31, 2019

Just bought fifine mk036

I do have an Vivitek projector connected by HDMI cable to an Yamaha Receiver.

How do I connect my fifine to this hole system ( Receiver + Projector) in order to sing musics from youtube

Gil Nollora

November 24, 2019

Just bought the K036 and having trouble installing. I have a FIOS DVR (Arris VMS1100) connected via HDMI to Pioneer Receiver and then video output to Samsung TV. I’m trying to use YouTube built into the FIOS box for karaoke but not having much luck with the connections. Tried RCA A/V connection from FIOS box to TV then TV to K036 to Receiver and other configuration but none worked. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help in advance.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

November 25, 2019

Hi @Gil Nollora your description is pretty detailed and useful. Actually the method you mentioned that you tried is the correct one. But I think there’s something missed in that connection. If you don’t mind, perhaps you can hook them up for another time.
First off, unwire all the device in case something we missed hidden in this step. Next FIOS DVR should be connected via HDMI to Samsung TV, choose HDMI input mode in the source setting. Then it’s the trickiest thing: see if your Samsung TV has AUX or RCA OUT jack, if no, the optical to RCA converter is needed. TV AUX (or optical through convertor) to K036 R+L IN. At last, K036 R+L OUT delivers to one of the RCA IN jacks at the back of your Pioneer AVR and choose the corresponding RCA mode in AVR. By the time, you should be able to hear sound.

Asela

November 29, 2019

M K036 R+L In Issue
I got my brand new k036 yesterday, tried to connect iphone/tv/ through RL in, but no music coming from the speaker. Both mics are working fine. Is this because defective RL in?

FIFINE MICROPHONE

November 30, 2019

Hi @Asela we can’t deny there’s possibility of the defective issue. But as far as we can tell know, it seems more like the issue of connection. And we’re still confused about the setup, could you give us a bit more detail?
We are thinking that: you use Roku, Chromecast or iPhone built-in app to connect with TV. then TV RCA or AUX OUT to K036 R+L IN. Is it the setup that you’re doing? But what speaker you use, or is there a AV receiver connected with TV and speakers?

Joe

December 04, 2019

So my K036 works fine plugged into my stereo. I’m trying to plug it into this mixer https://www.amazon.com/Mackie-PROFX8V2-8-Channel-Compact-Effects/dp/B00VUU77XW?th=1 I can get 1 channel to work good on the mixers HI-Z jack, but very low volume when plugging into any of the line jacks. If I buy an adapter, and plug it into 2 of the XLR MIC jacks, will that work? I will make sure the 48v phantom power is turned off on the XLR jacks.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 05, 2019

Hi @Joe have you tried connecting to your mixer through the 3.5mm AUX jack on K036? It should provide stronger signal to the line in jack of your Mackie. Even though it’s mic signal coming out of the K036 but there’s should not be such a great difference of plugged into Line in or XLR mic jack. Did the mic volume control was cranked up on the K036 receiver?
If the AUX jack doesn’t work either, you may have to try with the XLR adapter to plug into the mic jack of your mixer.

Kenny Walker

December 08, 2019

Do the microphones have independent out as I would like to connect to audio board on independent channels. If not do you have a model that does?

Doug Laundry

December 09, 2019

Is the 1/4 output jack on the back of the receiver intended for use with balanced (TRS) cable or unbalanced (TS) cable?

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 09, 2019

Hi @Doug Laundry the output jack at the back of the receive is not balance port. But if you’re going to use a balance cable to hook up device, it definitely works better then an unbalanced cable. But you might need to be careful of that not all the TRS cables are balanced.

sue

December 11, 2019

I have an issue. I have a samsung tv with a samsung soundbar. Both don’t have RCA. Both has optical. I have a digital to analog converter that goes from the tv to the k036 receiver. I also have an analog to digital converter that goes from the soundbar to the k036 receiver. And it doesn’t work. Am I doing something wrong? Setting wise, etc.?

If I use the headphone jack and plug to my iphone directly, I get it to work, but it wont show up on my tv. I have to read the lyrics on my phone.

Help!

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 12, 2019

Hi @sue we will need a bit more info. When you said it worked if you hooked up with your phone, do you mean the music went from phone to K036, got mixed with mic sound and sent to the soundbar? You can hear the mixed audio from soundbar?
If yes, then it would be the connection issue of TV and K036 or TV and smartphone. How do you project your phone to TV, through Roku or Chromecaster?
We think it may take some steps to fix. You can contact us on our Facebook to have quicker reply. Page: https://www.facebook.com/FifineStore/

Jim

December 12, 2019

Just purchased the Fifine M-K036 and would like to connect to my HP laptop computer and have the sound projected (both music and microphones) to a Klipsch audio computer speaker system via Bluetooth. Is this possible? How to I use the microphones with my laptop?

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 13, 2019

Hi @Jim I think your laptop has only one 3.5mm jack. Therefore, in order to input microphone audio into laptop, you’re going to need a simple USB sound card (that has 3.5mm headphone & microphone jack). Next, right click speaker icon at the right corner of computer-recording devices-right click USB device-properties-listen-listen to this device. You’re able to Bluetooth the mixed sound to your speaker then.
But there’s a problem of such setup. When you input audio to computer, the audio process takes time, which results in delay.
A better solution is to disconnect the Bluetooth and to wire up the devices. It will goes like this: computer laptop 3.5mm jack out to K036 R+L IN, mixed audio goes from K036 R+L OUT to the speaker 3.5mm in jack. But it’s a better setup when you don’t have to record down the audio with your laptop. Otherwise, even though there’s delay, you still need to go with the first setup.

CRISTEL COLLINS

December 14, 2019

I just got this mic. My TV is a samsung smart tv that only has an optical audio. I also have a speaker JBL partybox 100 to be specific that I would like to use it for Karaoke. My speaker has AUX in/out. Will this 3 combined works? If so what would my set up would look like? thank you!

sue

December 14, 2019

So my Samsung TV is a smart TV and I just connect directly via Youtube app on phone. So I control everything on my phone and stream on TV.

When I connect my soundbar to converter to fifine receiver and the other end connects from fifine receiver to converter and to tv, i get no sound at all if I use the Youtube app on the TV or phone.

If I disconnect from fifine reciever to TV, and use the aux cable and plug directly to my phone, mic and music works and comes from soundbar. However, I get nothing on the TV.

I just want to be able to play music from the youtube app on the tv or my phone, have both the music and the mic sound to come theough the soundbar.

Am I missing anything?

Thanks!

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 14, 2019

Hi @sue I’m sorry that we still don’t get how you connected K036 with TV. But I guess, you input the K036 to your TV RCA jack. That’s why you got no sound, because there’re two signal source inside TV, one is K036 the other is your phone.
What you actually should do is to connect K036 with TV through TV output jack. First off, check up if there’s RCA OUT jack at the back of your TV, if yes, then the RCA OUT to K036 R+L IN, and keep the result soundbar setting same, you’re good to go. If no RCA OUT jack, use the convertor, specific DIGITAL (in) to ANALOG (out) to take optical out from TV to R+L IN jack on K036, the rest setup also remains the same.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 14, 2019

Hi @CRISTEL COLLINS a convertor, specific to DIGITAL (input) to ANALOG (output) adapter, will get you hook the three devices together.
Setup will go like this: TV optical out to convertor digital in, and from its analog out to K036 R+L IN, at last from K036 R+L OUT to your JBL AUX in jack.

Ryan

December 15, 2019

I have a projection screen with yamaha receiver and powered speakers. I connect my PC to HDMI input 1 and the K036 to the AV1. If i change my receiver to AV1 I hear the mic through the speakers, but is there any way to connect the mic so it plays through the speakers at the same time as HDMI 1? Its a new PC and has built in Mic and no MIC input in the PC. Not sure if this question makes sense. Obviously the K036 is working fine, i just don’t know how to play Karaoke off youtube and use the mic’s at the same time?

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 15, 2019

Hi Ryan, thanks for reaching out. AV receiver is pretty tricky to setup, so it's easy to run into problem. With all the info I got from you, I think it's just the problem of finding the right RCA jack at the back of your AVR to plug in K036. Therefore, we need the model info of your Yamaha AVR. As for the other info you gave, we don't recommend to input K036 to your PC, even if there's a mic jack. It will result in delay, which you definitely dont like in Karaoke. So your overall current setup is in the right direction, but just need to fix some small problems. Just let us know the model of your AVR we will proceed from there. And you can contact our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FifineStore or email: webfifinemicrophone to get easier communication.

Shahin

December 18, 2019

If I wanted to connect my k036 to my sound bar via hdmi would that work? I have a rca to hdmi adaptor or is it only a rca to digital optical that will work?

Joseph Cruz

December 18, 2019

My mics no longer connect to the reciever unit. It worked when I first bought it it but it no longer connects. New batteries and everything.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 19, 2019

Hi @Joseph Cruz since you have contacted our support email, we will let our colleague take care of your case. You can proceed more details with them.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 19, 2019

Hi @Shahin first off, to decide using a HDMI or an Optical jack, you need to check up if the HDMI is ARC jack. If yes, you’re better off going for the optical jack.
If it’s not an ARC HDMI jack, but you still ran into problem, you could confirm the I/O of convertor, check whether the HDMI or Optical jack is labelled with OUT while the RCA is marked as IN.

pierre girard

December 19, 2019

I have a sound bar connected to my smart tv (with chromecast). All working good. Now i want to add the K036 . Now my sound bar is connected to my tv with optical. I also have RCA in/out on my smart tv. How do i connect my K036, do i have all the cable necessery ?

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 19, 2019

Hi @pierre girard an analog to digital adapter will get those devices hook up together. Since you have contacted our support email and our colleague made the reply, they should take good care of your case. You can proceed more details with them. Hope it will be fixed soon!

David Fernandez

December 21, 2019

Hi,
I just bought the K036 system and I am trying to connect it to my TV and my AV receiver. My TV doesn’t have RCA sound outputs and it doesn’t have digital sound outputs either, just HDMI. But is has a headphones output and I wonder if I could use it as the sound output to connect it to the R+L In jack of K036.
Thanks in advance for your help.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 22, 2019

Hi David Fernandez you can connect K036 through TV headphone jack. But I think there will be more factors involved. Since you use HDMI before, then you should use either soundbar or speakers that are connected to AV receiver as output device. Would you like to tell us which is your case, soundbar or AVR? And the specific model number? You can message us with the info on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FifineStore or official email: webfifinemicrophone

Chanin Tavita

December 25, 2019

I received M-K036 Karaoke system as a gift, one of the mic (A) does not work. On the receiver the green light is on but no sound. (B) mic works perfect. How do I fix (A) mic? PLEASE HELP!

Charles Muniz

December 25, 2019

Happy Holidays! I have an LG tv model 65uk6300pue and a Yamaha home theater system model YHT-4930ubl. Can you tell me the correct and numerous ways I can get this connected?

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 26, 2019

Hi @Charles Muniz we may also need to know if you use Roku or any TV box and if they’re plugged into Yamaha receiver or TV. But in either situation, an digital to analog adapter is still needed. And since you have contacted our support email, I think our colleague should take good care of your case. If there’s any confusion about the email reply, feel free to let us now!

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 26, 2019

Hi Chanin Tavita did the A mic of the system work before or it just stopped working out of box? It may sound silly, but have you replace with fresh batteries? We knew it's a gift, but if it's possible to get to know when was the system ordered? Therefore, even if nothing we can do about this, we still can tell which exact frequency of mic for replacement. And you can order that on our accessory website. You can contact us on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FifineStore or support email: webfifinemicrophone.com with the info

Chanin Tavita

December 26, 2019

I replaced batteries several times. Both A & B mics was working. Can’t you just replace mic A? Is there a way to change the frequency channel? Please respond. Thank you.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

December 26, 2019

Hi @Chanin Tavita I understand that you’re urgent to get the mic working. But we have also tried to get to know more about the situation and to do the preparation for the replacement.
Because the frequency is not changeable, that’s why we asked in last comment is it possible to know when the mic is ordered.
And maybe you can message with the order info (it’s necessary, because if the frequency doesn’t match, the mic still doesn’t work. and there’re two versions of K036. The correct frequency, I’m afraid, can be found out only by the order info) on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FifineStore or support email: webfifinemicrophone.com so that we can respond in a shorter time or get everything about this issue in a proper timeline.

Gil

January 08, 2020

Equipment using:
TCL 65R617
Soundbar Bomaker 2.0 Odine II
Connecting these two equipment using optical end to end. Sounds great no problem.
Now….. I’m trying to connect FiFine K036 using 3.5 mm cable from soundbar IN AUX to K036 3.5 cable OUT.
Results: No sound, No voice heard, ALL lights form microphone and receiver are on.
When I speak to the mic the blue lights of Mic A, Mic B from the K036 receiver is reacting with my voice. But No Sound, no Voice heard from the soundbar.
Pls pls help… asap.. I want to return to Amazon if I dont get this going.
I followed K036 manual, facebook forum, You Tube.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

January 09, 2020

Hi @Gil I think you want to have both music from TV and K036 mic sound coming out of soundbar? If yes, then the setup could be easy. Thanks for telling us the model number which makes the troubleshooting much quicker.
Your devices and our mic system are working fine. But there’s a problem with the wiring-up which result in no sound. Below is the step by step tutorial.
1.Disconnect optical connection between TV and soundbar.
2.TCL headphone out to K036 R+L IN.
3.K036 R+L OUT to soundbar AUX in.
4.Select the AUX mode on your soundbar.
You should be able to hear music and microphone audio by then.

Jonathan

January 09, 2020

I have like 1 – 2 seconds delay and this makes me impossible to enjoy my new karaoke system. Can you please help? I have it connect to receiver only and it still lags.

Thanks,

Gil

January 10, 2020

A follow up from my last comment connecting TCL 65R617, Bomaker Odine II and K036 microphone.
The results, the mic did work. I can hear myself. But could not hear or no sound YouTube karaoke after following the steps below.
1.Disconnect optical connection between TV and soundbar.
2.TCL headphone out to K036 R+L IN.
3.K036 R+L OUT to soundbar AUX in.
4.Select the AUX mode on your soundbar.
You should be able to hear music and microphone audio by then.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

January 12, 2020

Hi @Gil at the first step, you should not just disconnect the optical cable, but also need to confirm the cord is unplugged from your TV. In case the audio signal is still being sent through the optical jack.
Next, confirm if all the jacks are working: instead of the K036, plug a headphone to the 3.5mm headphone out jack of your TV, hear if there’s any sound from the headphone; instead of getting music from TV, connect your smartphone into K036 input jack and still output the mixed audio to soundbar, and see if you can hear mixed sound this time.
You can. Btw, make sure the background music knob on K036 receiver is turned up.
You can message us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FifineStore or support email: webfifinemicrophone.com with info and order number. So that we would have a more responsive and constant reply.

Chester

January 12, 2020

My mic input is very low. I’m using a wired ev pl80a dynamic supercardioid mic.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

January 13, 2020

Hi @Chester so you cant have the same level of loudness as the K036 A & B mic does, even when the volume dial for your wired mic and the dial for the wireless A & B mics are set at the same position?

chester

January 14, 2020

correct. if they are all the same level(set at 12oclock) the input wired mic is barely noticeable.

Fred T.

January 14, 2020

Hello ,

just received my Ko36, need guidance on setup ,
Apple TV connect to Harmon Kardon AVR254 Via HDMI (Port3) . TV Samsung UN75NU6900 connect to Harmon Kardon Via HDMI, (HDMI monitor Out ) . the Other HDMI are used cable receiver and DVD.
Application for Karaoke is installed on Iphone and will play on TV via Mirror , (Thru Apple TV)
what is the best way to connect K036 ?
Samsung TV has the follwing Connectivity:
2 x HDMI
1 x USB
1 x Optical
1 x RF
Wi-Fi

Thank you for your help.

FIFINE MICROPHONE

January 14, 2020

Hi @Fred T. since you use Apple TV for karaoke in this whole setup, there’s no need for DVD, so we will neglect that device in the following tutorial.
Since no audio output on Apple TV but only HDMI, and the Harman Kardon AVR cant do the mixing job, I’m afraid that we need to change quite a lot of your current setup. And the whole setup will run like this:
1.Unplug Apple TV HDMI and TV monitor HDMI on AVR.
2.HDMI Apple TV to Samsung, choose signal souce on Samsung to be HDMI from Apple TV.
3.Samsung optical out to a digital to analog converter (you need to buy such device).
4. Converter out to K036 input, K036 output to any one of the analog input on Harman Kardon AVR. Choose the corresponding source on AVR.
You should be good to go by then. If there’s any confusion, you can message us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FifineStore or support email: webfifinemicrophone.com

FIFINE MICROPHONE

January 15, 2020

Hi @chester the K036 receiver has only amplify circuit to increase the volume. Thus for a dynamic microphone that is not so sensitive, the volume could be low. If cranking up volume control for the wired mic doesn’t help, maybe you can try connecting through the 3.5mm input jack at the back of K036 receiver with an adapter. If there’s no extra input jack on your speaker, the last sort is to use a micro-mixer to connect your wired mic with K036 or connect K036 and your wired mic with the speaker.

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