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DA 87i

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DA 87i 

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.

Materials

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.

The Circuit

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

DA-BV13

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

Professional accessories.

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.

Frequency Response

DA 87i - Cardioid

Key specifications

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

Customer Reviews

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Tijuan

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!!!!

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Roger
A fantastic Microphone

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.

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Samuel Blythe
This is the real deal!

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!

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Michael Trimble
87i

Sounds great. Having owned a 70's 87, to the best of my recollection, the DA87i sounds like it.

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Gerald Gray
Great Microphone

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."