A Breakthrough '87 Reproduction

DA 87i

DA 87i

Uncompromising sound.

An extraordinary mic capsule. A perfect replica of the vintage circuit. Premium components throughout. Sonic performance you have to hear to believe.

The all-new DA 87i sets the standard for what an ’87 reproduction should be.

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No ordinary capsule.

Premium 6-micron 24k gold-sputtered Japanese mylar. Precision-milled all-brass backplates. Clean-room assembly. The result is a warm, musical tone with remarkably smooth highs and impressive consistency from capsule to capsule.

Designed exclusively for the DA 87i circuit, our mic capsule is a true K87-style reproduction based on the earliest U87s from the 60s and 70s.

Premium materials

High-quality, 6-micron, gold-sputtered mylar from Japan.

K87-style backplates

Precision-drilled, electrically isolated, brass backplates based on the vintage K87 design

Silver-plated wire

For a corrosion-free, reliable connection that stands the test of time.

Tape Op Magazine says

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

Historically true circuit design.

The DA 87i combines our reproduction of the most sought after microphone circuit in history with premium, audiophile components that are sure to impress even the most discerning purists. 

Every aspect of the DA 87i has been meticulously designed to capture your performance with the famous, vintage tone you’ve been chasing — and priced for everyone.

NOS Fairchild JFET

Selected for optimal performance

Why the DA 87i sounds like the real thing.

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

Authentic output transformer.

Our custom-wound DA T87 output transformer was developed specifically for our DA 87i. With a high nickel core and 9.5:1 winding, the T87 delivers exceptional bandwidth and low phase-shift.

Old is new again.

The original, vintage U87i is one of the most sought after studio microphones of all time.

However, a used U87i can sell for over $4,000, often in poor condition, and can be over 50 years old.

If you’re after the sound of the original Neumann U87i from the 60s and 70s, we think you’ll absolutely love the DA 87i.