DA 87i DIY Microphone Kit for U87


✅ Estimated shipping date: April 30, 2021.

The DA 87i DIY Kit makes it easier than ever to build a perfect replica of the vintage Neumann U87i. Each kit includes all the premium components you need to create this legendary microphone along with an elegant wood microphone box and shockmount.

A full-color printed, detailed assembly guide is also included as is our responsive lifetime support.

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DA 87i DIY Microphone Kit for U87

Build your own vintage Neumann U87 replica.

A legend, reborn. The DA 87i DIY microphone kit features a beautifully designed body, premium components, shockmount, wood microphone box, and crystal-clear full-color instructions to guide you every step of the way.

Authentic Sound

The DA 87i circuit is a true replica of the original U87i design. Every signal path is accounted for and adapted to make DIY builds easy.

Quality Components

The DA 87i DIY Kit includes our incredible DA-K87 capsule and components from Fairchild, Vishay, Dale, WIMA, and more.

Easy to Build

Follow along with the detailed, full-color printed instruction booklet. Build at your own pace with easy-to-follow instructions.

Lifetime Support

Have questions during your build? We're here to help with guidance and low-cost "just-in-case" replacement parts. You got this.

Hearing is believing.

It all starts with the capsule. Designed exclusively for the DA 87i circuit, the DA-K87 capsule is a K87 replica that features American-made, 6-micron gold-sputtered mylar. The result is a warm, musical tone and remarkably smooth highs.

Build your U87 replica in an afternoon.

Easy to follow build guide. Lifetime support. Every DA 87i DIY kit includes a set of printed instructions so you can get started right away. Dachman Audio products are backed by free, lifetime support — we’re here to help.

Historically true circuit design.

The authentic sound of a legend. The all-new DA 87i combines the most sought after microphone circuit with premium components that are sure to impress even the most discerning purists. Every aspect of the DA 87i has been meticulously designed to create a microphone that captures your performance with the famous, vintage tone you’ve been chasing.

The Original U87i Circuit Design - Property of Georg Neumann GmbH

Premium components. No compromises.

Why the DA 87i sounds authentic

In order to achieve the most authentic sound, the DA 87i uses the highest quality materials throughout, including 1% resistors from Vishay Dale and WIMA capacitors.

Why the DA87i is easier to build

Each DA 87i DIY kit includes pre-matched 2.2k resistors to within .4% along with a precisely measured Fairchild 2N3819 JFET that's been hand-selected for optimal performance.

Premium Accessories Included

An elegant wood microphone box. A tension-based shockmount. The DA 87i DIY kit doesn’t just include a beautiful mic body, stellar K87 replica capsule, and quality components. You also get a real wood microphone box and a premium shockmount.

The Technical Stuff

  • U87-style microphone body
  • PCB replica set of the original U87i circuit
  • Dachman Audio DA-K87 microphone capsule
  • Dachman Audio T13 output transformer
  • Resistors from Vishay and Dale
  • WIMA capacitors
  • Polystyrene capacitors
  • Pre-matched 2.2k resistors
  • Genuine Fairchild 2N3819 JFET
  • Premium shockmount
  • Real wood microphone box
  • Cardiod, omni, and figure-8 pickup patterns
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Lifetime support

Additional information

Weight 4.7 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 10 × 6 in