Red Roo Kits
Red Roo is located in Sydney, Australia. All Red Roo kits are designed for performance, quality, longevity, and ease of construction. Our components are sourced from quality well-known suppliers and our customer service team is always there to help you should you need it.
A Red Roo kit is designed to be quick and easy to build and to give you lots of enjoyment and satisfaction over very many years.
Yes, you can, and there is nothing like saying "I built it myself".
Forty years ago, while staff engineer at Electronics Today International magazine (ETI), Phil developed and described many do-it-yourself electronic projects for home constructors, including a 140 Watt amplifier for guitarists that used four EL34 output tubes with 750 volts on the plates! Those were the days!
So, rather than retirement after a long and successful career in manufacturing medical alarms and providing medical alarm monitoring services, getting involved in DIY projects again seemed like a fun thing to do. So, why not another valve amplifier?
Shortly after the RedRoo SE5 tube amplifier was born and, building on Phil's extensive electronics design and manufacturing experience, released as a solderless kitset to make it as easy as possible for DIY constructors. The PR5 vinyl phono preamplifier was added in 2022 and a novel highly versatile guitar amplifier is currently out on trial.
The SE5 tube stereo amp and the PR5 tube phono preamp have proven extremely successful and super reliable, with many great-sounding amps built by people from all sorts of backgrounds in just a few hours.
Phil is also the past Chair of the Australian industry association for Medical Alarms, past President of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), and has represented the interests of medical alarm providers and radiocommunications users on various Australian Standards committees. For downtime, Phil listens to his collection of tube amps, collects vintage motorbikes, and races yachts (the "Flying Turtle") if you can call that relaxation!