New Review: Phantastron Synthesizer Kit

In an alternate Old West universe, folks played synthesizers, and they called ‘em “Phantastrons.” Incorporating tubes, steel panels, and a branded wooden crate ripe for customization, this is one unusual synth kit. The power supply comes mostly assembled, but the 30s-era “turret board” is a challenge for seasoned solderers. Not your... Read more »

New Review: Seas Idunn 2-Way Speakers

Named after the Norse goddess of youth, the Seas Idunn kit sets a high standard for DIY speakers. Cabinets come fully assembled in black ash, cherry, or maple, and the crossover also comes prebuilt, so installing it is just a matter of affixing it to the boxes and attaching the drivers.... Read more »

New Review: PoddWatt Series 1 Amplifier

Just one listen to this home-built, high-end tube amp, and you’ll quickly discover that there’s more to that classic song you’ve been listening to for years. It has nothing to do with nostalgia — tubes just sound more musical than pure solid state, and the PoddWatt is a prime example. So, what... Read more »

New Review: Spirulina Growth Kit

You don’t have to depend on commercial growers or expensive powders to get your spirulina fix. With this kit, you can have it fresh and alive, anytime. I made a few modifications to help mine grow faster and prevent clogging, like replacing the intake line with rubber tubing and swapping... Read more »