So I got a chance to stop by at Dennis's place and listen to the Phil-2 that he got back from WI. There was another gentlemen (John) there checking out the 2s while I was there and he had quite a collection of CDs to test. He might post his opinions here too. We were there for about 2 hours listening to different generes and I did not see any problem whatso ever with the midrange . We heard tracks ranging from Jazz to instrumental, pink floyd and a track with focus on female vocalist (some spanish CD in SACD) and it was crisp and clear with an amazing soundstage.
I saw the physical damage which was on the corner but I didnt seem that bad to be honest.
I just wanted to post here since I heard the Phils after the wire was soldered back by and I did not see any problem at all. It sounded exactly as I remember it when i first auditioned the Phil