Makita dmr109

Whether you prefer listening to talk radio or 80’s music, nothing helps time go quicker on the job site than with a site radio to keep you entertained.

A Makita radio is a popular choice with customers for their quality, versatility and value. With several Makita radio models now available to choose from, we take a look at the different features to help you choose the right one for you.

Makita Radio models and features

Below is a summary of the key features from each model…


DMR106 DMR107 DMR108 DMR109 DMR200 DMR112 DMR115
Power: Mains / LXT Battery Mains / LXT Battery Mains / LXT Battery / 10.8v CXT Battery Mains / LXT Battery / 10.8v CXT Battery Mains / LXT Battery Mains / LXT Battery / 10.8v CXT Battery Mains / LXT Battery / 10.8v CXT Battery
Output:  3.5w x2  3.5w x2  3.5w x2  3.5w x2  10w 4.9w x2 5w x2 +25w
DAB:  No  No  No  Yes  No Yes Yes
Bluetooth:  Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes Yes Yes
Aux-in:  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes Yes
USB:  Yes  No  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes Yes
Colour:  Blue or Black  Blue or White  Blue or Black  Blue or White  Blue Blue Blue

Customers often ask us if there is a Makita Radio with both DAB and Bluetooth. As of 2020, this is now the case. The DMR112 and DMR115 boast both popular features.

All Makita radios boast IP64 rating. This basically means they are built to withstand construction site conditions, specifically dust and a bit of rain (the official line is ‘shower-proof’).

Makita radios

Which Makita Radio is right for you?

If you’ve decided to go for a Makita radio, then your next decision is which model to choose.

On the face of it they all feature similar specifications. However, the DMR200 is ideal for smaller spaces.

You may want to listen to your favourite DAB station, in which case the DMR109 is an excellent choice. If it’s your own tunes you want to listen to on the job site, the DMR106 and DMR108 feature Bluetooth connectivity.

Meanwhile, as mentioned above the DMR112 and DMR115 give you the best of both worlds.