Maybe "was declined" would make more grammatical sense? I got the feel that she asked to review one but JPS don't wanna.
Reading what you posted MF, I can't help but to think about the AAA gaming 'power houses' and pre-orders a bit. Here is JPS, doing a couple of demos, once with a proto and the other with a pre-release build both at sub-optimal conditions. I will not be surprised when the exclusive reviews came out from some big name audiophile site or something and giving it 9/10. Or smth.