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    Lightbulb Polk SDA 2 vs Klipsch 5.2 vs Klipsch KG4 -- which one would you get?

    Local list has Polk SDA 2, Klipsch 5.2 and KG4 ($3, $2, $1.5) -- which one would you get?
    The polk is with 2 mid and 1 tweeter.
    How do these compare sound wise?
    Thanks for comments.

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    Not much to go on.

    What kind of gear, listening habits, use for music or HT, part of a larger rig, room dimensions, your preferences, etc, etc, etc.

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    Thanks for comment H9.
    Just checking local sales and saw these.
    I live in a town home so very small living room (15 X 20).
    I have several small Polk speakers (5, 4.6, S8) and JBL CF120 in my HT setup and ADS L620/KEF Chorale in bedroom.
    Wanted to see if any of the above mentioned are worth upgrade or just leave it as it is for now.
    Not in need of speakers but would get some if better and heck of a deal. :)
    All types of music, radio, movies...

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    You should try some SDA's sometime if you haven't. Nothing else like them, really.

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    Very different sounding speakers there. The crossovers in all of them are probably tired by by now, so that will be an added expense if the owner has not done anything with them. That is an added expense with vintage speakers that a lot of people do not realize. I passed on some SDA 2s about this time last year for that very reason. Give them a listen, and let your ears decide if you like how they sound.

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    I have had a couple sets of SDA-2's and KG4's...love them both. Never owned any 5.2's but think I have heard them.

    The KG4's sound very good with stringed music at moderate listening levels. The SDA's should have some really nice bass in that size room.

    I would go look at them all, and then choose depending on condition/preference/price.

    The KG4 and SDA-2 are giant killers IMHO. Enjoy!

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    Thanks for comments.
    BTW, how do the passive radiators compare against active woofers?
    I see even higher SDA models have passive radiators. Do they provide enough bass?

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    Passive radiator speakers sound great with proper design. It acts as a "port" or "vent". Enough bass is a very subjective conversation...

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