John Huff has been designing speakers for nearly 40 years. He studied E.E. at Georgia Tech. Subsequently he became a major label recording artist, staff songwriter, producer, studio musician, and recording engineer. He spent those 20 years listening to music live, then immediately through the playback system after recording it. Consequently he is experienced at detecting the coloration induced by music reproduction systems, much of which usually comes from the speakers. This professional experience in listening to shadings of tonal accuracy has helped him in the quest to design the best speakers possible. The rest of the staff of engineers at HLC also have extensive histories in speaker design or as professional musicians.