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Lowering the crossover won't accomplish what you're looking to achieve, so you don't have to worry about that one. Lowering the gain (volume) would only minimize the output, not the extension; 20Hz is 20Hz, regardless of how loud it is. That might help make it less intrusive, but it would mess up the balance I'm afraid. The speakers and sub must be run within a certain tolerance, otherwise the audio will lack proportion. You can get a smaller sub of course, but it might not be able to provide the type of bass you're looking for; I am of the basic opinion "no sub is too big". Judging by that comment my guess is you'll end up regretting it if you go for something under-sized.
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