It is always interesting to me that in any poll of "great" audio designers, rarely are the names Lew Johnson or Bill Conrad mentioned. Names that always appear on such as list and deservedly so, are Bill Johnson, Arnie Nudell, Mark Levinson, Sid Smith, Dick Sequerra, etc.
Yet, cj is one of the "elders," including ARC, Magnepan, VPI, Linn, Quad, McIntosh, etc., of the high end industry and many of their designs have stood the test of time. The ART preamplifier, remains over twelve years later and three updates, one of the finest preamps around. The Premier 1 was a classic large wattage tube amplifier in its day (amazing sound, just soft in the upper octaves but great bass). Hmmm...what gives? Why doesn't this duo get their due?