I used a pair of the old smaller Hsu passive subs and had good luck. They are the round ones with the 10" woofer. I use REL Stadiums with my Spendor SP-1/2 Es and they work very well. I use my main speakers full range and cross the subs over as low as possible. Try running the 805s full range and crossing the sub over at 30-40 Hz. It may be too big to match the 805s but I think that doing this would give it the best chance. REL works very well, they use a 10" Volt driver. If you look at them look at the S series [ Stadium, Storm , Strata] rather than the Q series , which is intended for home theater. I think that the small main , subwoofer route is the best way to go for many , if not most, people for just the reasons you gave. It is also easier to get maximum performance in most rooms with such a system. I have much larger speakers [Spendor S-100, Apogee Duetta Signatures] but am not using them. Good luck.
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