The Bose "bass module" (not really a subwoofer) is designed to be used with Bose gear. You already mentioned the speaker connections are on the sub. Also, I believe the internal cross overs are in the bass module and are set to work with the cubes (i.e., not a typical cross over frequency.) Finally, the bass out of those things is lacking (of course, that's just my opinion) So instead of trying to make it work my recommedation is to save up and then buy a good, decent priced subwoofer. This will enhance your home theater experience.
Here are some suggestions:
Hsu Rearch: http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/
Axiom Audio: http://www.axiomaudio.com/ep125_main.html
Onix Rockets: http://www.av123.com/products_product.php?section=subwoofers&product=6.1
I am replacing my Bose 2400 receiver with an Onkyo TXSR603X and would like to use my existing Bose sub-woofer. This Bose sub-woofer has all the system speaker wires run to it as opposed to running to the receiver itself. Can the Bose sub-woofer be used and if so, what if any modifications need to be made? Thanks for any assistance.