Summary: O ften when a multichannel system gets a facelift, one feels that the 2-channel is on its way out. However, whenever you hear a good 2-channel setup; it raises a bar that is difficult for a multichannel to match-up. But the Phoenix resurrects from the ashes and it just keeps getting better and better. I have come across many people who are not trying the impossible i.e. to get quality music output from their well-endowed home-theatre systems.