DA 87i

DA 87i DIY Microphone Kit

Build your own vintage '87 clone

A legend, reborn. The DA 87i DIY microphone kit features a beautifully designed body, premium components, shockmount, wood microphone box, and crystal-clear full-color instructions to guide you every step of the way.

“The closest reproduction of the original U87 model I have experienced.”

Authentic Sound

The DA 87i circuit is a true replica of the original, vintage design. Every signal path is accounted for and adapted to make DIY builds easier.

Quality Components

The DA 87i DIY Kit includes our incredible DA-K87 capsule and components from Fairchild, Vishay, Dale, WIMA, and more.

Easy to Build

Follow along with the detailed, full-color printed assembly guide. Build at your own pace with easy-to-follow instructions.

Lifetime Support

Have questions during your build? We’re here to help with guidance and low-cost “just-in-case” replacement parts. You got this.

remarkable capsule. remarkable sound.

Hearing is believing. Designed exclusively for the DA 87i circuit, the DA-K87 capsule is a true K87 replica that features Japanese-made, 6-micron gold-sputtered mylar and precision-drilled brass backplates. The result is a warm, musical tone and silky smooth highs.

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Easy to follow build guide. Lifetime support.

Build your DA 87i in an afternoon. Every DA 87i DIY kit includes a set of printed instructions so you can get started right away. Dachman Audio products are backed by free, lifetime support — we’re here to help.

Historically true circuit design.

The authentic sound of a legend.

The all-new DA 87i combines the most sought after microphone circuit with premium components that are sure to impress even the most discerning purists.

Every aspect of the DA 87i has been meticulously designed to create a microphone that captures your performance with the famous, vintage tone you’ve been chasing.

Premium components. No compromises.

Why the DA 87i sounds authentic

In order to achieve the most authentic sound, the DA 87i uses the highest quality materials throughout, including components from Vishay Dale, WIMA, Panasonic, Fairchild, and more.

Why the DA 87i is easier to build

Each DA 87i DIY kit includes pre-matched 2.2k resistors, a hand-selected Fairchild 2N3819 JFET, and all the components you need for your build, even Remington silver-plated hookup wire.

K87 Condenser Capsule

Features premium gold-sputtered 6-micron Japanese mylar and precision-drilled electrically insulated brass backplates — it's what makes the DA 87i sound so authentic.

Professional Accessories Included

An elegant wood microphone box. A tension-based shockmount. The DA 87i DIY kit doesn’t just include a beautiful mic body, stellar K87 replica capsule, and quality components. You also get a real wood microphone box and a premium shockmount.

What's Included

  • U87-style microphone body
  • Custom K87 mic capsule
  • Vintage circuit replica PCB set
  • Custom 9.5:1 transformer
  • Resistors by Vishay, Dale, and TE Connectivity
  • WIMA, Panasonic FC, and Styroflex capacitors
  • Pre-matched 2.2k resistors
  • Genuine Fairchild 2N3819 JFET
  • Professional, metal shockmount
  • Wood storage box
  • Cardioid, omni, and figure-8 pickup patterns
  • Low-cut filter switch
  • 10dB pad switch
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Lifetime support
  • Full-color printed assembly guide