Yorkville EXM Mobile8 Excursion Mini Battery Powered PA

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The EXM Mobile8, a lightweight 3-way battery-powered speaker, provides the perfect solution for the Musician or DJ on the go.

Boasting 5 hours of performance at high levels, the EXM Mobile8 battery-advantage proves you can take your sound anywhere. With an 8-inch woofer and a coaxial mid-range driver/tweeter, the EXM Mobile8 is a true 3-way speaker in a landscape where most battery-powered compact speakers of this size are 2-way models. The 3-way design provides max bass and ultra intelligibility, and the multi-angle geometry offers flexibility to fit any environment.

Whether it's the beach, the sports field, the gym or the sidewalk, the EXM Mobile8 is designed to power extraordinary gigs in extraordinary places, while providing the best sound quality available.

Features:
• Ultra-compact battery-powered portable PA system
• 8 -inch woofer with coaxial driver
• Three discrete input channels w/individual Volume and Tone controls
• Bluetooth streaming enabled on Channel 3
• Integrated digital effects processor
• Battery life LED indicator
• Minimum 5 hour battery life per charge
• Multiple display positions including vertical tilt, horizontal wedge, table top, and more
• Integrated standard speaker stand mount

Clean, Clear & Powerful5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Bay, Ontario
I own the EXM Mobile-8 and the EXM-400 and have friends who own the EXM Mobile-12 and the Bose S1 Pro. So far I have had the chance to try the Mobile 8 with vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and bluetooth streaming, and compare it directly against the Mobile-12.
The Mobile-8 is easy to listen to as it has a very clear natural and clean sound. Excellent for vocals and has a nice natural sound with acoustic guitar, especially with the built in reverb. Surprisingly it seems to handle the bass guitar as well. I took the unit off the speaker stand and put it on a carpeted floor to help dampen some of the vibrations for the bass guitar test.
I tried the Mobile 8 against the Mobile 12 and the Mobile-8 was the winner, especially in the clarity department. And much easier to handle at half the size and weight of the 12.
The Mobile-8 is designed in Canada and made in China. I would prefer it was made in Canada but it might be hard to compete with the price of other higher end PA systems like Bose, likely also primarily made in China.
I have the Mobile-8 mounted on the Yorkville Mini Speaker Stand and recommend it as the mini stand handles the light weight well and makes it very convenient to access the input plugs and controls. I like that this will be an easy unit to use as a monitor, with no electric plug required.
This has proved to be a great do-everything unit with amazing sound. Looking forward to trying it with the upcoming EXM battery powered sub and would like to hear two Mobile-8’s with the sub. I will also be comparing the Mobile-8 to the Bose S1 Pro and will update my review with the comparison results.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2021
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Surprisingly, Rather Disappointed1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
First off, I am a huge Yorkville speaker fan, but I am certainly not a “Fanboy”. I already have EXM Mobile speakers which I am very impressed with. I thought these Mobile 8’s would be a pretty big step up in performance, especially considering the specs Yorkville gives. That being I said, I just had to try them out and see how they performed in general but also how they stacked up against the EXM Mobile speaker. As a disclaimer, this review/results are what I had experienced and everyone may not share the same results or opinions.
First thing I did when I got the Mobile 8 out of the box, was comparing it to the EXM Mobile. Comparing the two physically, I noticed right away the EXM Mobile felt like it was built considerably better/substantial/robust, with higher quality materials. In comparison the Mobile 8’s materials felt cheap and kind of flimsy. For the record the Mobile 8, IS built in China, and not in Pickering, which at this price point was rather disappointing.
As for the performance of the Mobile 8, which for the record, I only tested using music playback, and not live music, (so can’t comment on that). The overall sound quality was nice and clear and a pleasant to listen to; however the bass was the most impressive. As a potential EXM Mobile upgrade, I wanted to test them side by side to see how they compared to each other. On paper, the Mobile 8 has a very clear advantage in power (watts) and in SPL (dB), so one would think there would not be much of a comparison. However the results surprised me to say the least. The Mobile 8 easily beats the EXM Mobile in the bass department, hands down, no real surprise there!! However when it came to the mids/highs, the EXM Mobile was just as good as the Mobile 8, if not even a bit better. With the Mobile 8 having a substantial power advantage, it was time to see how that advantage compared to the EXM Mobile in sheer usable audio output. Once again the Mobile 8 easily had the EXM Mobile beat in the bass department, but believe it not, the EXM Mobile had more output in the mids/highs. So much that it simply overpowered the Mobile 8, and with both speakers at full usable throttle, the EXM Mobile was easily heard over the Mobile 8, not what I was expecting.
My final impression are rather mixed. The overall sound quality is pretty good, but for a $850 (was $729) battery powered speaker, that is made in china, feels cheaply made, and is simply not near loud enough based on given specs (especially compared to the much less powerful EXM Mobile), I have a hard time seeing how it’s worth the price of admission. I will certainly NOT even consider upgrading my EXM Mobiles to these speakers, simply can’t justify it!!
If you’re looking for a battery power speaker, and plan to use it with a power subwoofer, I would suggest saving some money and going with the EXM Mobile. If you are looking for a standalone speaker, then I would suggest getting the equally priced EXM Mobile 12, not only does it feel considerably better built, but also has a lot better performance.
Not sure if these speakers were rushed to market or not (maybe I got a lemon, or the internal components used are as cheap as the exterior materials are). Maybe it just goes to show how good the EXM Mobile really is, that or how unimpressive the EXM Mobile 8 turned out to be. However factoring in the build quality and overall performance, at THIS price point, the EXM Mobile to me seems like a poor value, and Yorkville should have done better!!!
Posted by Andrew on Sep 8, 2021
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