Help! Need advice on buying first HT system.

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  1. Vlad D

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    Hi,
    I'm new to this forum. I am about to purchase my first HT system. I have been doing some research by reading TPV, online, and talking to friends. I have narrowed my choices down, and was hoping I could get some feedback and advice.
    I thinking about purchasing the following: RPTV: Toshiba 57HX71, DVD: Pioneer Elite DV-37, Receiver: Harman-Kardon AVR 7000, Speakers: Gallo Acoustics Nucleus Micro System. I must mention that my choices for speakers are limited because my wife wants speakers that are "small and cute." That being the case, I chose the Gallos. Another constraint is my budget of $8,000 (my wife originally wanted to spend no more than $5,000 but I pushed it up.)
    Anyway, I would appreciate any feedback about my selections and advice about possible alternatives.
    Thanks,
    Vlad
     
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    Ooopps! [​IMG] I meant Toshiba 57HX81.
     
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    show your wife the nOrh speakers. most women love them...they're also VERY highly regarded here. nOrh have -almost- a cult following. check them out: [url=http://www.norh.com
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    Look at the Harmon AVR 520 (just out - http://sql.onecall.com/PID_13505.htm)
    It's got 7.1 and DPL II.
    Also, it looks like they have an 8000AVR due soon.
    Though the 520 looks sweet....
     
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    w/ that money get a avr with DPL II!
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    I never heard of nOrh, but I'll check out their site.
     
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    Has anyone had any experience with Gallo. They look really nice but I wonder how they sound. I haven't had a chance to listen to them yet.
    Also, I'd like some thoughts on the Elite DV-37 ($1000), compared to the Sony DVP-NS700P ($349). I read reviews on both in TPV. They seemed to like the Elite more.
    Thanks,
    Vlad
     
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    Just make sure they are not lacking in midrange. That's the common problem with satellite/sub systems - looks nice but sounds like there'a a sonic gap in between.
     

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