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Logitech x-530 + new sub help?

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Alright, first off... I know the X-530's aren't that great, and I know the sub I'm trying to use isn't that great, no need to tell me. lol I don't have any money after just moving across the state and losing almost everything we own in a house fire, so I can't buy anything better.

The problem: X-530 sub sounds horrible all of a sudden. I don't think it's blown, but it has a very muffled sound and very little output.

The proposed solution: I have a Pioneer HTP102 SW woofer sitting around. I figured I could run it from the input for the sub on the 530. (The wires going to just the sub inside the inclosure.)

The problem with the solution: The 540's sub is 4 ohm at 25 watts, the Pioneer is 8 ohm at 100watts max.

Now I don't think there would be a problem hooking an 8ohm to the 4ohm amp as long as I'm not cranking it up really loud, but I'm not positive on this. But I need a sub, as the 530's sound terrible without the bass.

Any suggestions?
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In your shoes - i would hold out for a bit more $$ (if that is the issue) and consider an active sub, amp and bookshelf speakers? Consider used on Craiglist, etc tongue.gif The reason lots of pc/multimedia speakers sound awful is because of there puny drivers and/or no tweeter at all so...
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In your shoes - i would hold out for a bit more $$ (if that is the issue) and consider an active sub, amp and bookshelf speakers? Consider used on Craiglist, etc tongue.gif The reason lots of pc/multimedia speakers sound awful is because of there puny drivers and/or no tweeter at all so...

I plan on doing that eventually, but for now I need a simple/free solution.

I went ahead and rigged up the Pioneer and it does sound better, but it's still muffled. I guess it's an issue with the amp. frown.gif
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