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Any way to hook up subwoofer from X-530 with M-Audio BX5A's?

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I'm getting the BX5A's in a week or two. I've heard them at guitar center and everything sounds amazing except when i turn off the subwoofer they have hooked up there. I don't have the money for a good subwoofer riight now so I'm wondering if it's possible to save ONLY the subwoofer from my cheapo Logitech X-530 speakers just to give the BX5A's a little bit of thud. My problem right now is the sub uses a vga looking plug to hook to the front right speaker which when the volume on that is turned down, the sub doesn't work. I am willing to cut into the wiring of the sub's cable if someone knows how i can hook just the sub up.
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Honestly, its not worth it. The x530 sub can't extend much past what the BX5A can already do, so you'd just be making the midbass louder and less defined. They'll sound great without a sub.
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Honestly, its not worth it. The x530 sub can't extend much past what the BX5A can already do, so you'd just be making the midbass louder and less defined. They'll sound great without a sub.
This.

Also, the X-530's bass output is all mud anyways.
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Sure you can. I don't know if its worth it because I am willing to bet that the crappy sub that came with the Logitech set has the cut off set waay too high for those M-Audio speakers you have, but all you need is a splitter, running from the sound card split to the sub and to the speakers. The sub won't connect to the speakers.
This way both get their own signal to use, as long as the speakers aren't connect to the Logitech unit you should just get the bass of the sub.
Seriously, just keep an eye on Craigslist, your local thrift stores, and ebay, you can find amazing deals if you keep your eyes peeled.
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Just got my BX5A's and the bass on them is way better than I originally thought. Hella better than my muditech sub. Forget I ever made this thread lol >.>
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