Makita 18V Bluetooth Speaker Work Site Radio Reviews

Makita XRM11 Bluetooth Speaker

Listen to Music, Podcasts, and More On or Off the Job Site

Jobsites now have another great audio solution—this time in the form of the Makita XRM11 Bluetooth speaker. As you might expect, this one runs off of Makita’s 18V battery platform. But, the Makita XRM11 has the added flexibility of supporting Makita 12V batteries as well. Or, if you prefer, just plug it into the wall for nonstop AC power. Note: this one does not function as a battery charger when plugged in.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Makita XRM11
  • Runs off 18V LXT or 12V CXT batteries
  • Connect to up to 10 speakers wirelessly
  • 4-in. woofer with passive radiator + 1.4-in. tweeter
  • Includes AC adapter
  • IP65 rated with bumpers
  • Warranty: 3-years
  • Price: $139.99


Super Connectivity for Flexible Jobsite Coverage

The Makita Bluetooth speaker can wirelessly connect to other Makita Bluetooth speakers for as much job site coverage as you want. Connected to another unit, you can listen to your favorite tunes in true stereo sound. Or, you can connect to up to ten speakers to cover the entire job site.

Makita tells us that this speaker delivers rich, full sound. We heard a little of it at the 2019 World of Concrete trade show. Despite a ton of outdoor noise, a pair of these speakers (linked) put out a considerable amount of volume.

Each Bluetooth speaker features a 4″ woofer with a passive radiator to cover the bass and one 1.4″ tweeter for the highs. As mentioned earlier, pair up to 10 of these to really blanket a large area with sound. More than a pair seems impractical fora job site—but we love the potential. Finally, a USB port and auxiliary connectivity round out the package.

And, like anything you would expect to use for any length of time on the jobsite, the Makita 18V Bluetooth Speaker was built with durability in mind. It carries an IP65 rating against dust and water intrusion and features elastomer bumpers on the corners to protect it from bumps and drops.


Makita XRM11 Bluetooth Speaker Price

It looks like the Makita XRM11 Bluetooth Speaker will be available as a bare tool, but for the folks without a Makita battery to spare, it comes with an AC power adapter. We haven’t received word yet on what this tool will run you, but we know that it comes with a 3-year warranty.

Makita 18V Bluetooth Speaker

  • Model: Makita XRM11
  • Voltage: 12V – 18V
  • USB Power Port: 1
  • Mp3 Compatible: Yes
  • AC Adapter Included: Yes
  • Backlit LCD Display: Yes
  • Auxiliary Port: Yes
  • Weight: 6 lbs (without battery)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 8-1/2″ x 8-1/8″ x 7-7/8″
  • Warranty: 3-year
  • Price: $139.99
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Dont Follow Me, Dumbass

Bluetooth connectivity is perpetually the reason I return or give away these devices. I want my phone in my pocket and I don’t want it to disconnect at 15 foot away.