Originally Posted by mrmike186
My sub has two different options for inputs. One is a single LFE input which is connected to the sub out rca. The other input is actually two inputs, left and right line in which is connected to the front left and right main speaker rca outputs. I'm using the xlr outputs for the main speakers which frees up the rca mains outputs. If your main speaker power amp is using the rca outputs you can also use a y adapter to run the analog signal to your sub.
This does not answer your question of why the Cary sub out does not send a signal in music mode but it might be a way to incorporate your sub for 2 channel listening via analog signal. I believe this would be the only way to incorporate the sub in analog bypass mode.
If you are able to use both, the XLR and RCA, then you can do it and have one sub Y wired to the L and R fronts. That is, if you are able to use both?
I used a Classe SSP 25 for some years, having main speakers for music output balanced, for balanced player, then used the RCA for two. lest and right subs.
On mist multichannel players, using the analogue as direct, or bypass, you will have the same audio as you have on the source, SACD, or DVD-a and Bluray, yet most SACD I use do not have LFE. so, there is no sound there. The audio outputs will only be active upon the source, thus stereo will be L and R/
If you use the DACs is the Cary then all the processing is done there and with DSP enhancements, you would have the sub-woofer