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.
Hearing is believing.
It all starts with the capsule. Designed with the DA 87i circuit in mind, the optional 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 13113.1 of 5
The DA 87i DIY Kit includes polystyrene capacitors in addition to high-quality capacitors from WIMA, Panasonic, and Vishay.2 of 5
Every DA 87i DIY Kit includes a genuine Fairchild 2N3819 JFET.3 of 5
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.4 of 5
Choose your capsule: The DA 87i DIY Kit comes with your choice of an OEM RK-87 or Dachman Audio K87 Premium Mic Capsule.5 of 5
The Technical Stuff
- 87-style microphone body
- PCB set based on the original, vintage circuit
- Choose your capsule:
- OEM RK-87 Mic Capsule
- Dachman Audio K87 Mic Capsule
- Choose your 9.5:1 transformer:
- OEM T13
- Cinemag 13113
- 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
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DA 87i DIY Microphone Kit
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Ships July 30!