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The SA-87 is an exact reproduction of a 1979 (rev16) vintage Neumann u87 microphone considered by most engineers as the finest sounding u87 ever made. We have recreated the distinctive character of this microphone to the very last drop and for the first time at a price that makes it affordable to anyone.

Since the capsule represents 90% of the microphone’s tone we have decided to make an extra effort and use the best one available. The Heiserman Audio HK- 87 capsule is based on a 1960's vintage set of original back plates which offers a much more vintage tone than current offerings, it uses brass rings to hold down the Mylar and nylon screws to isolate the capsule halves. Unlike other similar offerings that feature Chinese made capsules all of these are 100% hand made by Eric Heiserman in the USA and are professionally skinned with DuPont Mylar in Chicago.

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 making them the perfect choice for feedback circuitry.

The SA-87 also features a CineMag CM-13313 output transformer with a 9.5 to 1 ratio which closely resembles the original Neumann transformer. Optional Sowter 1303f transformer is also available.


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