a groundbreaking reproduction
A legend reborn.
The all-new DA 87i sets the standard for what an 87 reproduction should be — with an extraordinary mic capsule, perfect replica of the vintage circuit, and premium components throughout. It's sonic performance you have to hear to believe.
Nickel-plated brass mic body
A beautiful all-brass body designed to withstand the demands of daily studio life.
True Vintage Sound
DA-K87 mic capsule
Our proprietary capsule delivers spot-on sonic performance compared to the earliest U87 models.
Faithful vintage circuit design
A true feat of meticulous engineering — based on the original 1979 schematic and updated to improve self-noise and reliability.
Custom output transformer
Designed specifically for the DA 87i — with a high nickel core, exceptional bandwidth, and low phase shift.
as seen in Tape Op
"the closest reproduction of the original U87 i have experienced"
— Tape Op Magazine
The DA-K87 Capsule
Authentic vintage sound.
Designed to faithfully reproduce the frequency response of the earliest U87 mic capsules — with 6-micron Mylar, precision-milled backplates, and clean-room assembly.
The DA-K87 mic capsule delivers a warm, musical tone with remarkably smooth highs and impressive consistency from capsule to capsule.
The mic Circuit
Faithful vintage design.
The DA 87i combines our proprietary reproduction of the iconic circuit 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 performances with the famous, vintage tone you've been chasing — and priced for everyone.
Shock mount and wood box
The included professional shock mount isolates your microphone form low-frequency noise and vibration for cleaner recordings.
And when your session is finished, you can safely store your DA 87i in style with the included custom wood box.
DA 87i - Cardioid
Professional large diaphragm studio condenser microphone based on the earliest Neumann U87i designs
Perfect reproduction of the original U87 style circuit
DA-K87 — a stunning reproduction of the earliest K87 mic capsules
Custom DA-BV13 output transformer
Premium, audiophile components including polystyrene capacitors
Cardioid, figure 8, and omnidirectional pickup patterns
Lo-cut (hpf) and -10dB switches
Wood storage box, shock mount, and swivel mount included
Self noise — 18 dBA
Signal-to-noise — 76 dB
Maximum SPL — 122 dB (132 dB with 10 dB pad engaged)
Frequency response — 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Interface — 3-pin XLR
48V phantom power required
Instant Vintage. Closest to the original that I’ve heard for sure. Made me re-cut vocals on 3 songs as soon as I in packed it!!!!
I received my DA 87i and promptly set it up to get a feel for it. First off it is heavy and solid feeling. You really know you have a substantial piece of equipment in your hand. I plugged it into a Focusrite ISA Preamp then into my DAW. The sound was amazing with a clear clean tone but not harsh at all. Gorgeous sounding on vocals. I then compared it to a Telefunken TF 29 and a Neumann TLM 102. These have been my go to mics for vocals for several years. The DA 87i was clearly superior in tone and low noise. I was skeptical of the reviews of the Dachman but i am completely convinced this is a deal changer in recording mics. It comes with great packaging and accessories.
I had my eyes on this mic for months wondering if it would really be as good as Dachman were suggesting. 3 weeks ago I pulled the trigger and I have to say how glad I am that I did. This thing sounds incredible. I am mostly running it through my Warm Audio 1173 clone and it's giving me that classic sound I've been looking for for years. At this price its a total steal. If you are anxiously holding back like I was, I seriously recommend just going for it!
Sounds great. Having owned a 70's 87, to the best of my recollection, the DA87i sounds like it.
I bought the DA 87i and dropped it off to my engineer at our studio. A few days later, he texted me saying “I love this mic, I’m gonna have to buy one for myself."