DA 87i Vintage Condenser Microphone

$999.00 $699.00 Save $300.00

for lovers of the vintage neumann u87

Rediscover the magic of one of the most celebrated studio microphones in music history with the DA 87i. This isn't just a microphone; it's a gateway to the warm, rich vocal and instrument tones that have defined countless hits.

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Product information

We offer free shipping to most places around the world.

  • For customers in the  United States and Canada, our free shipping service uses USPS for most orders.
  • For customers in Europe, Asia, and South America, our free shipping service utilizes DHL for most destinations.
  • For even faster delivery times, various carrier options are available at checkout for an additional fee.
We know that you're going to love your Dachman microphone, but even if you don't, you can have peace of mind knowing that we'll fully refund you. The Dachman Audio 30-day guarantee is standard on all our microphones.
All Dachman products go through regimented quality testing throughout the production process, but if you have any issues regarding manufacturing defects, we will promptly repair or replace your microphone during your first year of ownership.

For lovers of the vintage u87

A Groundbreaking Reproduction

HOW WE DO IT

DA 87i Highlights

The DA 87i delivers authentic sonic performance that is sure to impress even the most discerning ears.

Quality Materials

The elegant nickel-plated brass body provides the durability and heft you'd only expect from a significantly more expensive microphone.

Mic Capsule

The DA-K87 mic capsule has been designed to faithfully produce the same frequency response as the earliest K87 mic capsules. It delivers a warm, musical tone with remarkably smooth highs.

Vintage Circuit

The DA 87i combines our proprietary reproduction of the original vintage circuit with premium audiophile components for the ultimate blend of authentic tone and long-term reliability.

Custom Transformer

Our all-new DA-BV13 output transformer was developed specifically for the DA 87i. With a high nickel core and authentic winding ratio, the DA-BV13 delivers exceptional bandwidth and low phase shift.

"the closest reproduction of the original U87 I have experienced"

— Tape Op Magazine

Hearing is believing

Performance by Adam Day

No compromises

Only the best components

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, and more — polystyrene caps too.

Professional Shock mount & Wood Box

Protect in style

The included professional shock mount isolates your microphone from low-frequency noise and vibration for cleaner audio capture. And when your session is finished, every microphone deserves a good home. With the included custom wood box, you can safely store your DA 87i in style.

DA 87i Frequency Response

Cardioid

More info for the curious

  • 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 vintage K87 mic capsule
  • Custom DA-BV13 output transformer
  • Audiophile components including polystyrene capacitors
  • Cardioid, figure 8, and omni pickup patterns
  • Lo-cut (HPF) and -10dB (pad) 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."