I would use a y adaptor off the output of the pre or at the input of the miniwatt and go into the line input of the sub. I assume the sub is self powered
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If you have a pre then yes, this will work well. I haven't heard about the N3, but I remember reading that bypassing the volume control on the MiniWatt is a nice improvement.
Also, if you don't use a pre, some subs will have an input and output for speaker cables, which will allow you to transfer the bass to the sub's amp and pass the rest of the signal back out through some speaker cable outputs. Haven't used this particular set-up so don't know how it might impact the sound.
Enjoy the N3, it is a wonderful amp. A real fave that does stand up well to much more expensive equipment (as long as your speakers don't require much power in your listening space with your listening preferences.
I haven't heard it personally, though I have read reviews where it was paired with less efficient speakers and did fine. I plan on getting some much more efficient speakers after I have saved up a bit and figured out what I want. Still, I consider 88db loud and rarely ever go above 90db.
I'm mostly planning to get it out of curiosity. I hate my current solid state receiver and have always been intrigued by tubes. The price is right so that I don't mind spending the money to find out if it's for me. Hell, this will likely cause me to start saving for a more serious setup once I hear the difference.