DA 87i

Legendary U87 style sound for just $699

Save thousands with our recreation of history's most iconic microphone.


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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.


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


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 from 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

Based on 68 reviews
Jim Manteiga
Well built Microphone

I liked what I saw when it arrives at my home. Very nice looking, well built and appears that it will work well in my home studio. I haven't had the chance to do any recording with it yet, but from the reviews I've read, I'm expecting it to meet my expectations. Once I do use the mike, you can expect another review from me but, I'm am more than satisfied with what I have for the money.

DA 87i vintage condenser Mic. so far

I haven't really tested this Mic. out thoroughly yet. I did test it out to see if it worked. The sonic clarity seems to be very good although I never had a original
U87 to compare. I will agree with the one review that it seems like you have to turn it up a extra 10 db on the preamp to hear anything. I was using a Steinberg UR-RT2 and that was half way up on the vol. knob. If this matches the original design so be it. I just tested a acoustic guitar and the mic placement wasn't exactly where it should of been. Haven't tested the vocals yet but overall it seems to be a good Mic. for the money. I like the wooden box it comes in.

James Hutton
Fantastic Mic!!!!!!

Simply Amazing!!!!!!! I can’t believe I own a mic that sounds this good!!! And it is beautiful!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!


Thank you for such an incredible microphone. It has already left many with a mouth wide open. !

Great mic

Sounds beautiful!