SA-87T- Tube Condenser Microphone

Vintage Tube Condenser Mic

Next Batch:April 2024

(10 customer reviews)

$990.00


SKU: sa-87-2019-b-1-2-1-1 Category: Tags: ,

The Stam Audio SA-87T is a cross breed between a C-800G and a U87 microphone. An enhanced and richer sounding version of the most popular microphone of all times it is quickly becoming an all time favorite among our clients.

With so many companies coming out with U87 replicas we decided to do something a little different and take this microphone to the next level which was no easy task. After trying dozens of tubes and transformers we settled with the best sounding formula to make this classic microphone even more exciting.

The SA-87T uses the same capsule and transformers as the SA-87i, however the circuit is replaced by a NOS European tube giving this 87 a richer and more airy sound with beautiful mids and a thick low end as found on a U47. A state of the art solid-state power supply was designed for this microphone.

We use the finest K67 replica capsule in the world as well as Sowter output transformer and Vishay capacitors on this circuit.

By committing to only the highest build quality and making no compromise in component selection we can offer this outstanding sounding microphone at an affordable price.

The noiseless operation, incredible sensitivity and beautiful detail will make this microphone an all time favorite.

 

 

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

The SA-87T comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. This allows you to get it into your studio and see how it impacts upon 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

  • Custom US made K67 Capsule
  • Sowter Output Transformer
  • NOS European Tube
  • Vishay Capacitors
  • Solid State PSU 110-220V
  • Custom Microphone Holder
  • Leather Bag
  • Flight Case
  • 20Hz – 20kHz frequency response
  • Hand made in Chile
  • 2 year warranty
  • 30 day money back guarantee

10 reviews for SA-87T- Tube Condenser Microphone

  1. Matt Corsi

    I received this mic in early March, 2023. I have tested it on vocals and as a room mic and it has exceeded all expectations! The tube stage adds a richness that is blended well with the more typical U87 sound, not overly “tube” sounding, not under-stated either. Bass response is solid, top end is shimmery and airy more so than a standard U87. The mids are where this mic stands out compared to a solid state U87. It has more of a U47 quality than a U67 quality, in a very good way. This mic is incredible regardless of price and with the reasonable price point I highly recommended it! I have owned and frequently used a Neumann U87, a U47, and an M269 so my ears know the originals. The SA-87T is a blend of the highest quality legendary mics and unlike other offerings in the market. It is versatile and suitable for a huge range of applications. I ran it through a bunch of mic pres (Avalon 737, Stam 1073 MPA, Stam 312t, Heritage HA-73EQ, CL 7602 MKII, Manley Core, Focusrite ISA, Daking, SSL, Chandler, and UA 4-710) and they all added different colors showing the versatility of this mic. Way to go Josh! I should have purchased a pair!

  2. Kenneth Bailey

    A U87 and C800 hybrid? This should be interesting.

  3. Spencer

    As a singer and someone with a very discerning ear (mixing and mastering is my day job), I’ve never quite found the microphone that suited my voice perfectly until now. I find myself just compressing, no EQ required. The 87T has beautiful low end warmth and a perfectly sweet, smooth top end. The mids are slightly scooped which at least in my voice gets rid of all of the unneeded mud. In shirt, I’m in love with this mic and this will definitely not be my last piece of gear from STAM

  4. Max Lavín González

    Hola stamaudio, quiero saber si hacen envíos a Chile?

  5. Michael Vanzetten

    Once again Joshua has nailed a unique treasure a tube U 87 ha that’s Josh all over who would think of it , this young mastermind has its ridiculously unique people say it’s an u87ish u67ish 800 ish no it’s simply its own thing that works !!
    Now let me tell yah I live in Australia I’m 62 I say this because when I first looked at Stam Audio it was pre COVID and I was worried dealing with, out of all places Chile with a young dude claiming what he claims in regards to his products , But let me tell you through my dealings with Joshua thru all the tough days Joshua is rock solid a beautiful person that stands with integrity reg his honesty. Now I own the Stam sa3a, sa47 mk1, sa23a+ , sa800g and now the u87t , let me tell yah none of them will be up for sale until I croak it! What I look for in audio gear so I hope this helps you I’m not big noting myself but I work hand in hand with BBC and ABC audio techs I look at componentry Stam is stacked with it I like to see things of creditable value such as Sowter transformers ,Ami tranny’s the capsules he uses are always up with latest best ,
    Also the wiring soldering is impeccable that means a lot a real lot reg noise and reliability issues now these old ducks who build for me lol they know their eyes are failing so hats off to the young
    At the end of the day if you wan,t real value I am very happy with what I got sure I’m not bagging other companies I love Audioscape their excitement and their products but I can only say what I know in regards to the workmanship and the component level of Stam in comparison to expected standards of former BBC protocol of work they would commission out to audio builders and Stam Audio would very tidyly cut thankyou , I give the rights to Josh to give my email to anybody genuinely interested please note I’m not affiliated or I have not met Joshua but I give credit where it’s due

  6. Michael Vanzetten

    My mistake up above you see 62 bad eyes quote “ridiculously unique” means in reference to the u87+ I hope that makes sense

  7. paulcheeba (verified owner)

    I bought a pair within days because Josh sent me one to test and they are some of the most unique and powerful mics I have heard. I own over a hundred mics including Vintage Neumann’s. Genuine C800G’s and most you can imagine, it’s crazy but when I heard these they blew about 90% of my locker away. They sound huge, larger than life and unlike anything else. I’ll be using them on vocals, drums and lots of various instruments, they’re a new staple in my live room and I’m really excited. Cheers Josh!

  8. Melopsmusic (verified owner)

    I started with stam audio hardware with the sa2a comp, i was blown away !!! So i was confident in the quality of stam audio. When i received the SA 87T mic, it was like an incredible sensation. All i was looking after was there, and more !!!! Natural sounding, incredible and accurate bottom, perfect mediums, and the high is just so smooth and Never sibilant. Depth, power,… i couldn t be able to have enough words to say how this mic is great, the best of all i ever heard. Stam audio people are reactive and very very kind also. Our studio will get more stam audio for SURE 😊😊😊

  9. Angelo “Ace’Lo” Jackson

    I love this mic..plan and simple. Stam/Josh did an amazing job with this!! My other mics have been collecting dust since receiving mine.

  10. terrywalton23

    I got this microphone last month. Due to family issues I hadn’t been able to test it. Josh as he does, checked to make sure I was happy with the microphone. So, I tested it. I have used Neumann U-87 microphones. I have used a lot of high end microphones. This microphone is the equal if not superior to most. It is so clear and really captures the nuances of what you’re recording. I did vocals and acoustic guitar. I just used the SA-87T directly into my DAW. It sounded like it was record ready. I used no pre-amps or plug-is. I then plugged it into my Neve 1073 and used a 1176 type plug in. It was still awesome. But I think I liked the microphones sound as is, with no pre-amps or plug ins. I have been blown away by every piece of Stam Audio gear I have tried. The SA-87T may be marketed as a U-87 clone with a tube, but it is in a class of by itself and is superior. I could go on and on about how good it sounds. And at the. end of the day that is what’s important, the sound. You can’t go wrong buying this microphone. Thank you Josh and the Stam Audio team for all you do.

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