I just upgraded my speakers to Magnepans (12 fronts, MGCC2 center and MGMC1 surrounds). The center only goes down to 160HZ so Magnepan recomments a custom version of the Outlaw ICBM to direct the bass from the center to the fronts and/or subwoofer. I currently have a Rotel RSX-965 receiver, so there is no way to use the ICBM unless I get a separate amp, use the 965 as a pre and put the Outlaw in between. I read the S&V review of the Sony 4ES, and it appears that its bass management is flexibile enough so that I would not have to get the Outlaw. I could select a x-over of 120 for the center and 80 for the rears. So here are my questions: 1) Sorry to all Sony fans, but I have been converted into a Sony basher. My preconception is that it can't possibly approach the Rotel in terms of sound quality. Am I wrong? Would switching to Sony be a downgrade? 2) Would Sony be able to handle the power hungry 4 ohm Magnepans? 3) Is there a way in the Sony to send all bass to the Fronts first (LFE and the surrounds) and then send everything below 50hz to the Sub? Also, I am open for other suggestions to my problem. Thanks.