Sakuma Susumu 1943-2018

Sakuma became a cult HI-FI personality thanks to numerous public auditions ("concerts") of his audio systems, first in Japan and later in Europe. Sakuma's concerts opened the eyes to many that sound production is an art and that recording can evoke as much emotion as live music evokes. He is the author of 40 articles published in the journal Musen to Jikken.
Sakuma's Ideology

Anatoly Markovich Likhnitsky (AML) 1936-2013

He led the development of the first HI-FI components in the USSR: the “Brig 001” amplifier, the “Corvet 003” recordplayer, the “Corvet 008” cartridge. He is the author of 15 inventions, 80 scientific articles and two books, an audio-engineer of the highest degree with unique for his profession, non-standard thinking. AML made an invaluable contribution to the development of subjective HI-FI, was the first who justified the existence of intangible phenomena in audio technology logically, thanks to the impeccable knowledge of radio electronics, and not intuitively, as do Kondo and Sakuma. During the last years of his life he repeatedly defended his point of view in discussions with colleagues who consider audio anomalies self-suggestion and PR.