DA 87


A Breakthrough '87 Reproduction

Shipping February 2023

DA 87

A Breakthrough '87 Reproduction

Shipping February 2023

DA 87

Uncompromising sound.

An extraordinary mic capsule. A perfect replica of the vintage circuit. Premium components throughout. Sonic performance you have to hear to believe.

The all-new DA 87 sets the standard for what an '87 reproduction should be.

No ordinary capsule.

Over 400 design revisions. Two years of development. Performance and consistency you have to hear to believe. A relentless attention to detail.

Introducing the all-new A87 mic capsule from Arienne Audio. Simply put, it's the best sounding capsule we've ever heard in an '87 style microphone. And we now use it exclusively in the DA 87i.

You want the sound of a U87 style microphone? This is it. Full stop.

Tape Op Magazine says

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

Historically true circuit design.

The DA 87 combines our reproduction of the most sought after microphone circuit in history with premium, audiophile components that are sure to impress even the most discerning purists.

Every aspect of the DA 87 has been meticulously designed to capture your performance with the famous, vintage tone you've been chasing — and priced for everyone.

Genuine 2N3819 JFET

Selected for optimal performance

Why the DA 87 sounds like the real thing.

In order to achieve the most faithful vintage sound, the DA 87 uses the highest quality materials throughout, including components from Vishay, WIMA, Panasonic, and more.

Authentic output transformer.

Our all-new custom-wound DA-BV13 output transformer was developed specifically for our DA 87. With a high nickel core and authentic 9.5:1 winding, the DA-BV13 delivers exceptional bandwidth and low phase-shift.

Old is new again.

The original, vintage U87i is one of the most sought after studio microphones of all time.

However, a used U87i can sell for over $4,000, often in poor condition, and can be over 50 years old.

If you're after the sound of the original Neumann U87i from the 60s and 70s, we think you'll absolutely love the DA 87.

Key specifications

Professional large diaphragm studio condenser microphone based on the vintage Neumann U87i design

Perfect reproduction of the original U87 style circuit

A87 — a stunning reproduction of the K87 mic capsule

Custom-wound DA-BV13 output transformer

Premium, audiophile components including polystyrene capacitors

Cardioid, figure 8, and omnidirectional patterns

Lo cut switch and -10dB pad switch

Wood storage case and shockmount included