46. Tony Andrews, Funktion-One, Founder
Funktion-One is the speaker system prized by every dance-music promoter in the world. Founded in 1992, after Tony Andrews, a veteran sound engineer, left his job as developer for Turbosound, It's become the go-to set-up for any venue that wants to advertise how serious it is about quality sound, from Seattle's Q to Brooklyn's Output, not to mention a few F1-outfitted stadiums. Andrews constantly fiddles with his product, aiming to bring it that elusive one step closer to perfection.