SA-87i – Condenser Microphone

Vintage Large-diaphragm Condenser Mic

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(3 customer reviews)


The SA-87i is an exact reproduction of the best sounding vintage Neumann U87 microphone we could find and considered by most engineers as the finest sounding U87 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 our all time favorite vintage 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-87i is made with premium components

The SA-87i  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. Every unit comes with a custom Sowter output transformer made in UK and a custom BG K-87 capsule from Rome.

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-87i, we’ll refund you

If you’ve used an original vintage U87 before, we’re extremely confident the SA-87i 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.

Technical Specs

  • Custom BG K-87 capsule
  • True to the original vintage schematic (rev 16)
  • Custom Sowter output transformer
  • Vishay Capacitors
  • Omhite carbon resistors
  • Polystyrene capacitors
  • Custom microphone holder
  • Omnidirectional, cardioid and figure 8
  • Hand made in Chile
  • Flight case
  • Leather bag
  • 2 year warranty

3 reviews for SA-87i – Condenser Microphone

  1. Araks

    I can’t wait to receive the microphone. I have the SA-87 and I had to get the SA-87i knowing this one is going to be the best one. I know Josh has made this microphone to sound amazing. Can’t wait to record with it!

  2. keelsj83 (verified owner)

    This is the one right here. Shipping was fast from the mic being in stock so no long wait there. Holding the mic has great weight and build quality right from the jump.

    I did my first recording today and I am amazed at how my vocals sound raw. My vocals are full sounding in all frequencies and the top end sounds amazing. Not harsh or sibilant at all. Very smooth. I did not have to do much processing at all for my vocals compared to the other mice I’ve used.

    I’m very amazed at how this sounds. Even though I’ve never used an 87 before, this mic gives me the exact quality I was looking for out of my vocals. I primarily record rap vocals so this sounds perfect to me.

    Highly recommended. Amazing job on building this mic.

  3. Celec Frankenstein

    Excelente micrófono, sin lugar a dudas una de las mejores inversiones que eh hecho en mi estudio.
    Ya grabé mis primeras canciones con el y las voces suenan fenomenales.
    Muchas gracias por tanto Stam Audio!

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