DA 87i DIY Microphone Kit



If you love the sound of the vintage U87i, then you’re going to love the DA 87i DIY Kit. It’s now easier than ever to build an incredible replica of one of the most popular vintage microphones of all time.

Your kit includes a beautiful mic body, elegant wood mic box, Dachman K87-style capsule, Cinemag 9.5:1 output transformer, and premium components from Vishay, Dale, Fairchild, Panasonic, Elna, and more — and a printed, full-color assembly guide too.

*save $100 with checkout code U87100*
*save 50% off a second mic kit*


Stunning 87-style sound and looks

The DA 87i is our take on the legendary Neumann U87i (rev 16). With a “match and improve” approach to circuit design, the DA 87i delivers the authentic vintage tone you’ve been chasing.
DIY or Pre-built

Whether you select a pre-built DA 87i or decide to save even more by going DIY, your DA 87i will come with a beautifully updated mic body, professional metal shock mount, and elegant wood storage box.

It’s all about the capsule.

The DA 87i includes the renowned DA-K87 dual-sided mic capsule. Made from premium 6-micron gold-sputtered mylar, the DA-K87 is largely responsible for the silky smooth highs and warm lows produced by the DA 87i. 

Premium components. No compromises.

The DA 87i features the best components available, including Vishay resistors, WIMA capacitors, Panasonic FC capacitors, high-quality polystyrene capacitors, and more. All DA 87i microphones and kits ship with a custom Cinemag 13113 output transformer for exceptional bandwidth and phase shift performance. 

Tech Specs

  • Dachman Audio DA-K87 capsule
  • Authentic ’87 vintage circuit reproduction
  • Cinemag 13113 output transformer
  • Premium components from Vishay, WIMA, Panasonic
  • Polystyrene capacitors
  • Professional metal shock mount 
  • Wood microphone storage box
  • Cardioid, omni, and figure 8 pickup patterns
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Printed, full-color assembly guide

Dachman Audio is not in any way affiliated with Neumann Microphones, the U87 microphone, or Georg Neumann GmbH.

Additional information

Weight 5.1 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 7 in
Build Options

DIY Kit, Prebuilt