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.