DA 87i Vintage Condenser Microphone

$999.00 USD $699.00 USD Save 30%

The DA 87i delivers U87 style sound for a fraction of the price. Made from high-quality components — including our DA-K87 capsule, our proprietary recreation of the vintage circuit, and our custom output transformer.

Save thousands with the DA 87i and experience the sonic performance of history's most famous microphone.

The DA 87i comes ready for use right out of the box. DIY kits are not available at this time.

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For lovers of the vintage u87

A Groundbreaking Reproduction


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


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

Based on 67 reviews
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!

Ron Roper
Great Mic!

Love this microphone. It sounds smooth as butter. I think what was promised was right on the money. Vocals sound really good.