Choice A--definitely! peace, warren
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I have matched floor standers with a REL sub. ABSOLUTELY use the speaker output connections. With the sub getting the same signal as the main speakers from your power amp, it will provide better integration between sub and main speaks. It may seem less "seamless" with the sub getting the signal from the pre and the speakers getting the signal from from the power amp. I ran my sub from my pre with a Velodyne, prior to having the REL.
Definitely option C, and go ahead and connect speakers to one set and the sub to the other if that's most convenient; it doesn't really matter. Keep in mind that this connection mode will NOT work with balanced/bridged amps (that is, amps which float the negative terminal). You will get a LOUD hum, and I'm talking damaging levels. I'm pretty sure the Aragon will work, but just be ready to turn off the sub in a hurry the first time you try it.
the best way to combine them is with elmers glue.
i know, i know, im not helping. I'm just hyper.
im suprised with all who picked C, i would have assumed A.
i figured that putting a subwoofer in the path of the speakers would be a bad idea. I would have figured it to degrade the signal to the speaker. even if it is oh-so-slightly.
but they probably know more about that than i do. so i would go with what they say.