The Universal Audio Bock 187 is a large-diaphragm FET condenser mic that brings the classic tone of the legendary U87 to your studio, with modern sonic enhancements. Handmade in Santa Cruz, California to the exacting specifications of world-renowned mic designer David Bock, each microphone is a true masterpiece.
The Universal Audio Bock 187 is David Bock's inspired take on the legendary U87 microphones, which he studied and maintained as chief technical engineer of the world's top recording studios for two decades. Handbuilt at UA's Custom Shop in Santa Cruz, California, this microphone captures the "golden unit" tone of an iconic studio staple, and is a true testament to David Bock's unparalleled expertise in microphone design.
The vintage U87 mics are known for their presence but can get strident when pushed. However, the UA Bock 187 enhances this classic design with a larger transformer, refined circuitry, and a unique "fat" mode that boosts 10 Hz and 400 Hz. As a result, the mic offers more dynamic range, presence, and fullness on vocals, guitars, and more, making it an essential tool for any professional recording studio.