Authentic sound. Incredible price.

This is the DA 87SE.
Authentic 87 vibes for everyone.
The DA 87SE is a cardioid version of our critically acclaimed DA 87i — same circuit, same great sound. We've simply removed the sections for the pattern switch, 10dB pad, and high-pass filter. 


Just the DA 87SE and an audio interface by Metric Halo.
No EQ. No fancy compressors. 
Performance by Camille Sudekum
“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."

Sonny Smith

"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."

Gary Levinson

"It has the warmth and thickness I've been chasing for a decade. Takes EQ and compression beautifully, and I feel like I almost don't have to mix to get it to sound good and sit in the mix well. Zero complaints--incredible value."

Chris G.

"Really incredible, I bought a pair of the 87SE’s and blown away. I have a Neumann 87 and did a shoot out… couldn’t tell the difference."

Sammy Mitchell

"Today I had a chance to A/B it with a U89i that I have used a lot over the previous 10 years. The Dachman stacks up extremely well regardless of the fact that it costs a fraction of the Neumann. I’m blown away!"

Wayne Bartlett


The K87SE mic capsule.

A true K87 style reproduction that delivers the sound of the most popular German microphone in recording history.

Premium Mylar

Imported 24k gold-sputtered mylar for a warm, musical tone with remarkably smooth highs. 

Precision-milled backplates

All-brass backplates, modern manufacturing technologies, and strict quality control result in unprecedented consistency from capsule to capsule.

Faithful vintage circuit design.

The DA 87SE uses the same 87 style circuit as our renowned DA 87i — without the additional switches for variable pickup patterns, 10dB pad, and high-pass filter. Just like the DA 87i, the SE uses high quality electronic components, including Panasonic FC caps, WIMA caps, polystyrene caps, and tight-tolerance resistors.

DA-BV13 Output Transformer

9.5:1 ratio

Authentic output transformer

Our custom DA-BV13 output transformer was developed specifically for our 87 style circuits.

High nickel core

Exceptional bandwidth & low phase shift

9.5:1 winding

True to the original, vintage design

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the DA 87SE sound like the real thing?

In order to achieve the most faithful vintage sound, the DA 87SE uses the highest quality materials throughout, including components from Vishay, WIMA, Panasonic, and more — even polystyrene capacitors like the original vintage 87.

What is your return policy?

We offer a no-hassle 30-day return policy. We think you'll love your DA 87SE, but if you decide it's not quite right for you, simply return the microphone and included accessories in like-new condition for a full refund.

Is the DA 87SE a fully assembled microphone or a DIY kit?

The DA 87SE is not a DIY kit. It is a fully assembled, functional microphone that can be used as soon as you take it out of the box. We previously offered a DIY kit option for the DA 87i, but now we are focused exclusively on fully built microphones.

Where do you ship from?

We ship from New York and offer free standard shipping anywhere in the world. Expedited shipping options are available for an additional cost.
What is the warranty for the DA 87SE?
Your DA 87SE microphone comes with a Dachman Audio one year warranty against manufacturer defects. 

Take your recordings to the next level without breaking the bank.

The original, vintage U87i is one of the most sought after studio microphones in history.

However, a used U87i can sell for over $4,000, often in poor condition — and can easily 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 Dachman DA 87SE. It's the little brother to our flagship 87 style microphone, the DA 87i.

Free shipping on all microphones

Easy returns

30 day money-back guarantee

Based in New York