I am somewhat confused/bemused by this review.
Art mentions with some conviction that the LE inverts polarity, and so he listened to it (and presumably to its upgraded Special model - no clarifying comment is made in the review) with his speaker wires inverted in polarity to compensate.
However, JA's technical review refutes Art's allegation, demonstrating that the review units, LE and LE Special, do NOT invert polarity. This inversion/non-inversion of polarity is an objective fact, not a matter of opinion. Clearly Art's opinion was incorrect, and there's no real problem with that. Some of us think we hear things we don't hear, and we are always wrong some of the time.
My question is, since Art clearly believes that absolute signal polarity is audible, and since John wants to produce the best possible review quality in his magazine -
Why didn't Art re-review the LFD Phonostage LE and LE Special using the correct polarity?
After all, if we agree with Art that absolute polarity is audible ( and I do), then his impressions of a component wired in such a way as to invert phase would not be true to the product performance - yes?