SA-87 – Condenser Microphone

Vintage Large-diaphragm Condenser Mic

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(14 customer reviews)

$990.00 $790.00

The SA-87 is an exact reproduction of a 1979 (rev16) vintage Neumann U 87 microphone, considered by most engineers as the finest sounding U 87 ever made.

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A replica of one of the finest sounding condenser microphones in history

We have recreated the distinctive character of the 1979 (rev16) Neumann U 87 microphone to the very last detail, and for the first time, at a price that makes it affordable to anyone.

The SA-87 is made with premium components

The SA-87 features premium Vishay capacitors on the audio path as well as polystyrene capacitors, which are more stable and much more linear in the top end. This makes them the perfect choice for feedback circuitry. Additionally, an optional Sowter 1303f output transformer is also available

The main shortcoming with current offerings is polarization voltage. While current models feature 60V, the vintage units were rated at 48V. The lower voltage of polarization makes the capsule sound more musical and mellow as well as increasing the microphone’s headroom, hence making it less susceptible to distortion.

We have remained 100% faithful to the original vintage circuit and schematic and have made no compromise in parts which ensures you are getting the best sounding microphone possible.

 

100% satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t love your SA-87, we’ll refund you

If you’ve used an original vintage U 87 before, we’re extremely confident the SA-87 will put a big smile on your face every time you use it.

However, if you’ve never touched the original before, as gear-lovers ourselves we understand that the only way to really know if this microphone is for you, is to put it through its paces. That’s why the SA-87 comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. This allows you to get it into your studio and see how it impacts your recordings. If you love it (and we think you will!), great…keep the unit and create amazing music with it. If not, no problems. Just send it back to us and we’ll fully refund your purchase. Don’t worry, whichever way you decide to go we will remain friends.

Technical Specs

  • Pizzolante Labs K87
  • True to the original vintage schematic (rev 16)
  • Sowter 1303f output transformer
  • Vishay Capacitors
  • Polystyrene capacitors
  • XLR connection
  • Custom microphone holder
  • Omnidirectional, cardioid and figure 8
  • 20Hz – 20kHz frequency response
  • Hand made in Chile
  • 1 year warranty
  • 30 day money back guarantee

14 reviews for SA-87 – Condenser Microphone

  1. Richard Plotkin

    This is an *amazing* microphone. Stam Audio is meticulous in the quality of products they make.

  2. Jake Robertz

    Absolutely in love with the sound. Did a shoot out with a new U87 and preferred the character of the Stam. Well worth the wait.

  3. Steve G

    The SA-87 is a piece of art! Very solidly built. Vocals sound absolutely outstanding with this microphone. This mic also takes EQ beautifully. I have it going into my Stam Audio 1073EQ preamp (with Sowter output transformer)…and the combination is killer…especially with the EQ dialed in!

  4. ERIC N SAMPLE

    Just ordered my second-MUST have a pair of these. Sounds so so great on everything. Built like a tank-heavy in the hands- a joy to hold and plug in and let that gold warm sound flow into your recorder. STOP F!@#$%^&K around and get a real Mic! This is it!

  5. fkenbo

    I bought four SA-87 for use in Japan. The sound quality is almost the same as the original 87i in the studio.
    It is an almighty mic that can be used for various recordings such as vocals, pianos, strings, and brass.
    I highly recommend it.

  6. Nils Christian Fossdal

    Very happy with these mics! Pairs up nicely with the Neve 1073 for vocals. Great!

  7. Steve “Rock Star” Dickey (verified owner)

    Just took this mic out for it’s first session a few days after receiving it and it was love at first listen. Ran it through my Neve Shelford channel, the sound was phenomenal! Soon to have a permeant home in my studio A Top Secret Location once construction is done!

  8. Wes

    The SA87 is an affordable means into the U87 world. This microphone sounds fantastic as well as all of their other microphones. Built well with a classic look.

  9. Wes E

    This microphone is very great for the money. I am very happy with it. Have been using it on vocals so far. Definitely recommend!

  10. Wes E

    Great great microphone. Very impressed and happy with it. Stam makes great products!

  11. Michael Harmon

    The SA-87 is a truly great sounding microphone. It sounds every bit as good or better in some cases than my Neumann microphones. Not a fan of the shock mount, but it works. Considering the cost, it’s a no brainier. Just have to be extremely patient with shipping times. Mine took almost 11 months to ship after I put down my deposit.

  12. thane

    The new Stam audio 87 (neuman U87 clone) mic is working out well. I’m so glad I bought it.

    It was a hassle getting it here – it took 10 months, and for a while i was wondering if I had been conned. But in the end I realized that it was a quality issue they were working on changing suppliers of the main component.

    In the end it was worth it.

  13. TimHo

    Wow!! What a great microphone and worth the wait… Great body and clarity. Have used many vintage U87’s over the years and this does not disappoint. Amazing mic on vocals, guitars and drum room. Keep up the amazing work Stam Audio!!! You’re truly making a mark.

  14. Jamie Sitar

    Wow! This mic is everything that I love about old U87’s without the price tag. Full and detailed, yet tight and smooth. I just did my first vocal session with my SA87 and could not believe how little I paid to get “that” sound. I would choose this over a new U87ai any day. It doesn’t hurt that I can buy 4 or 5 of them for the cost of 1 Neumann!

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