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I'm not sure if I agree with you here. First of all, I'm not spending $250,000. If I had that kind of budget, the room would be HT only.
This is going in a 500 square foot home. That's right, 500 square feet. It's going to include a bathroom, a kitchen, a closet and 1 room. This 1 room has to serve as a bedroom, office, living room and office.
I don't expect to get a perfect setup, I'm just getting some pointers, and many of the suggestions have been great. I subscribe to the Stereophile guide to home theater, so I have been reading those columns for over a year.
I don't have ANY budget for doing any kind of wall treatments. I can only dream about the Casablanca right now. I will be SLOWLY adding components piece by piece as I can afford them.
I am quite aware that the best way to do HT is to get a big space, put in a second set of walls and soundproofing, treat the whole space, etc., but that just isn't realistic for me.
I've seen plenty of setups in all the HT publications where dual purpose rooms are used, and that is what I will have.
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." -- Philip K. Dick