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DA 87i DIY Microphone Kit

DA 87i DIY Microphone Kit

Build your own vintage 87-style clone.

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

Authentic Sound

The DA 87i circuit is an authentic 87-style replica of the original vintage design, and adapted to make DIY builds easy.

Quality Components

The DA 87i DIY Kit includes your choice of capsule and components from Fairchild, Vishay, Dale, WIMA, and more.

Easy to Build

Follow along with the detailed, full-color printed instruction booklet. 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.

Hearing is believing.

It all starts with the capsule. Designed with the DA 87i circuit in mind, the DA-K87 capsule is a K87 replica that features American-made, 6-micron gold-sputtered mylar. The result is a warm, musical tone and remarkably smooth highs.

Build your 87 style mic in an afternoon.

Easy to follow build guide. Lifetime support. 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.

Choose your 9.5:1 transformer: Select the impressive OEM T13 or upgrade to the Cinemag 13113. 

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The DA 87i DIY Kit includes polystyrene capacitors in addition to high-quality capacitors from WIMA, Panasonic, and Vishay.

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Every DA 87i DIY Kit includes a genuine Fairchild 2N3819 JFET.

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Your DA 87i DIY Kit includes high-quality pre-matched 2.2k resistors to within .4% as specified in the original, vintage Neumann U87 schematic.

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Choose your capsule: The DA 87i DIY Kit comes with your choice of an OEM RK-87 or Dachman Audio K87 Premium Mic Capsule.

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Why the DA 87i sounds authentic

In order to achieve the most authentic sound, the DA 87i uses the highest quality materials throughout, including 1% resistors from Vishay and capacitors from WIMA and Panasonic.

Why the DA87i is easier to build

Each DA 87i DIY kit includes pre-matched 2.2k resistors to within .4% along with a precisely measured Fairchild 2N3819 JFET that's been hand-selected for optimal performance.

Premium Accessories Included

A protective flight case. A tension-based shockmount. The DA 87i DIY kit doesn’t just include a beautiful mic body, gorgeous K87 capsule, and quality components. You’ll also receive an aluminum flight case and shockmount.

The Technical Stuff

  • 87-style microphone body
  • PCB set based on the original, vintage circuit
  • Dachman Audio K87 Mic Capsule
  • Cinemag 13113 Transformer
  • Resistors from Vishay and Dale
  • Capacitors from WIMA, Panasonic, and Vishay
  • Polystyrene capacitors
  • Pre-matched 2.2k resistors
  • Genuine Fairchild 2N3819 JFET
  • Premium shockmount
  • Microphone flight case
  • Cardiod, omni, and figure-8 pickup patterns
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Lifetime support

Order your DA 87i DIY Kit Today

DA 87i DIY Microphone Kit

Order your DA 87i DIY kit today!