The buddhist monk's professor of electronics and metal science, founder of Audio Note. Thanks in large part to Hiroyas Kondo, HI-FI by the end of the 20th century had not completely turned towards transistor-digital reproduction and standard, engineering thinking.
Audio Note ideology
My reflections on HI-FI
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.
Founder of Audio Note UK, an idea development company, Hiroiasu Kondo. He had a noticeable influence on the formation of the Russian subjective HI-FI in the 1990s.
1993 – Road to Audioad
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.