I occasionally do listen to 2-channel music in the receiver's analog bypass mode exactly for that reason, to eliminate the sub (and any digital processing.) It is why I have my Bluesound Vault 2 and my turntable both connected to the T758 via analog inputs, despite having the BlueOS kit installed. It will not use any digital sources in that mode because it also bypasses the T758's DAC.
The KEF R500's bass won't touch what a sub does, though for a LOT of music the placement from the rear and side boundaries I have delivers quite good bass!
KEF R500, R200C, R100, R50, SVS SB2000 sub, NAD T758v3 AVR, Pro-Ject RPM1 TT w/ Ortofon 2M Red, Bluesound Vault2, LG UP875 4K BlueRay, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer. Desktop: NAD M10, KEF LS50, KEF Kube 10b. Guest room: Hafler 200 L-R, KEF reference Model 100 center, KEF iQ10 surrounds, M&K V-90 sub.
Last edited by KenM10759; 07-17-2018 at 03:58 AM.