DA 87SE

$499.00
The DA 87SE is a professional 87 style reproduction that delivers authentic vintage sound at an incredible price. If you want all the vibe without the frills, the 87SE is for you.
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  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 1-year warranty
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Standard shipping anywhere in the world is free. Expedited shipping options are available at an additional cost.

If you are outside of the United States, please familiarize yourself with the laws of your country. We do not collect import duty, VAT, or other international taxes and you may be responsible for these fees when your order arrives at your country's import agency.

Authentic sound that'll make you smile

All vibe. No fluff.

A legend refreshed

Say hello to the DA 87SE. Inspired by the best of the DA 87i. Brought to life by the K87SE capsule. A standout performer in any scenario — the perfect 87 workhorse.

If you’re after the sound of the original Neumann U87i from the 60s and 70s, we think you’ll absolutely love the DA 87SE. It’s a no-compromise, no-frills mic that delivers the classic sound you’ve been chasing — and at a price you’ll love even more.

Vintage circuit design

Beautiful inside and out

The DA 87SE uses the same 87 style circuit as our renowned DA 87i— without the additional switches for variable pickup patterns, low-cut, and 10dB pad.

And just like the DA 87i, the 87SE uses high quality materials and components, including Panasonic FC capacitors, WIMA capacitors, polystyrene capacitors, and tight-tolerance resistors.

The K87SE Mic capsule

Hearing is believing

Thanks to the K87SE at its core, the DA 87SE delivers the unmistakeable sound of history's most iconic studio microphone.

The K87SE is made from all-brass backplates and imported gold-sputtered Mylar for authentic vintage performance that delivers warm lows and silky smooth highs.

Custom Output Transformer

Wound to perfection

Our all-new DA-BV13 output transformer was developed specifically for our DA 87i and 87SE circuits.

With a high nickel core and historically accurate 9.5:1 winding, the DA-BV13 delivers the exceptional bandwidth and low-phase shift you want in a world class microphone.

Hearing is believing

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-K87SE — a fixed-cardioid reproduction of the vintage K87 mic capsule
  • Custom DA-BV13 output transformer
  • Audiophile components including polystyrene capacitors
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Protective leatherette pouch and swivel mount
  • 1 year Dachman Audio manufacturer warranty
  • Self noise — 18 dBA
  • Signal-to-noise — 76 dB
  • Maximum SPL — 122 dB
  • Frequency Response — 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Interface — 3-pin XLR
  • 48V phantom power required

Customer Reviews

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Roland Marconi
Smooth sound

The DA 87 really sounds great. A big step up from my Audio Technica and AKG mics. The vocal sound is so transparent and warm, no harshness like with pretty much any other mic in this price range. Very satisfied.

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Drew Womack
Why the one star review?

You don’t give a young company a bad review for something like international shipping which is out of their control… and you’re Canadian? You guys are nice up there! Full disclosure, I haven’t recorded with a Dachman yet but plan on getting one after the holidays. The list of interior components is the key. They’re not hiding anything. I’ll do another review after I have a chance to compare side by side but I was intrigued by the description and don’t like unfair reviews…

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Sonny Smith
Delighted with this mic

Ok, the mic is awesome. Just awesome. For those seeking an 87 that won’t break the bank but will pull well beyond its weight, you can’t get much better than the DA87SE. I do wish it came in a case and with a shockmount, but the microphone itself is a certified bad ass. From shimmering acoustic guitar to velvety vocals, this could be my new favorite go to for my small studio.

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Danny Medakovic
Still waiting.

16 days and no product yet. Their choice of shipping doesn’t provide accurate tracking. I have no idea when I will receive my microphone. I expect better for this price.

Hi Danny,

We shipped your order in less than 24 hours. You should have received tracking information for it. In looking up your tracking number, it appears things have taken about a week longer than they normally do via a handoff that has to occur between Globegistics and USPS for this international shipment to Canada. Our free shipping option typically takes anywhere from 10 to 20 days for international shipments. Usually it's closer to 10, but this time it appears to be taking a little bit longer. Sorry you've had to wait a few days beyond your expectations. We do have options available for expedited shipping in the future.

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Gary Levinson
Love these mics

We tested these against five other pairs, all of which were between two and four times the price we chose these mics because of their versatility and real world performance - highly recommended.