OK, here it is.......you multi-channel freaks, make your case on the merits of multi channel.
As previously stipulated, higher resolution is a good thing, but that applies to stereo as well.
My contention is that when you listen to live music, it's in front of you. When would you ever sit in the middle of a band? Never, that's when.
Now, there are those that will say that most of the music we hear is reflected sound (or some variation to that theme) to which I would reply, that's essentially the same argument that Dr Bose used to justify the 901's. Having said that, when I listen to a recording of, say, the Cinci Pops, I want to hear the orchestra. I don't care to hear the sound of the Pops AND the hall they were playing in. My own room will provide it's own reflections etc. etc.
Anyway, let's hear it.