Opinions on HT seating

Posted by: INANE

Opinions on HT seating - 11/30/12 05:45 PM

I know this has been discussed before but I was just curious to get some folks take on a couple seating options I'm considering. Number one I just don't want to spend a lot because I'm looking at getting 5 chairs for a single row in an arc configuration. So my budget appears to be <$400 per chair.

My biggest fear is durability followed by comfort. I don't want to be feeling like I need to replace these in less than 5 years. Ideally they would last maybe 10 or more.

Leading candidates right now:

Klaussner Twilight $350/each

Lane Grand Slam $385/each
Posted by: Gary Vose Sr

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/01/12 01:14 PM

We have owned some Lane furniture which sits in our family room, we've had it now for almost two years, and it still sits and looks brand new. Lane is well known for it's higher standards, when it comes to quality of materials, and it's build construction. I can't speak about the other company though.
Posted by: michael_d

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/01/12 04:44 PM

Doubt you are going to get ten years out of the China made stuff, but maybe. I ended up buying a three seat curved set up from IMG - Scandinavian manufacture. Quite comfortable, 100% top grain leather... Quite a bit more than your price point though. Another brand I gave serious consideration to was Passiser. They are manufactured in Canada. The Axis is the chair I was looking at. You might want to give them a gander....
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/01/12 08:02 PM

Yeah, bonded leather is not top grain leather.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/02/12 01:55 AM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Yeah, bonded leather is not top grain leather.


Ya I know but I have a 2k budget and I want to get min 5 chairs.
Posted by: michael_d

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/02/12 10:58 AM

Spelled Palliser wrong earlier...

But seriously, give them a look. Pretty good build quality and price point. They have a few "quick ship" models that might just fit your needs. The custom order stuff starts to get expensive, but the quick ship stuff is considerably less.

http://www.theaterseatstore.com/home-theater-seating/palliser
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/02/12 10:30 PM

I like the Lane, but only because the chairs are bigger. Having a nice height for your head is great, as is enough length on the leg support so that your feet/ankles aren't hanging off to much...
Posted by: Murph

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/03/12 11:49 AM

We just threw out a couch you are welcome to. It was inherited and was the most horridly uncomfortable thing I ever sat on. We got so mad at it's Flinstone style comfort on Sunday that we literally chucked it out the door. It's currently looking rather redneck on my lawn as it awaits getting hauled to the waste site if you want it.

Brian, you would be pleased to hear, however, that our one outdoor romping cat is quiet enjoying it.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/03/12 12:24 PM

[quote=MurphBrian, you would be pleased to hear, however, that our one outdoor romping cat is quiet enjoying it. [/quote]

Just leave it there then. After awhile, enough trees, grass, weeds, and beer cans will pile up so you'll never notice it was even a couch.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/03/12 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph
We just threw out a couch you are welcome to. It was inherited and was the most horridly uncomfortable thing I ever sat on. We got so mad at it's Flinstone style comfort on Sunday that we literally chucked it out the door. It's currently looking rather redneck on my lawn as it awaits getting hauled to the waste site if you want it.

So, you're in tech support and not sales, huh?
Posted by: INANE

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/03/12 10:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph
We just threw out a couch you are welcome to. It was inherited and was the most horridly uncomfortable thing I ever sat on. We got so mad at it's Flinstone style comfort on Sunday that we literally chucked it out the door. It's currently looking rather redneck on my lawn as it awaits getting hauled to the waste site if you want it.

Brian, you would be pleased to hear, however, that our one outdoor romping cat is quiet enjoying it.


LOL I think you are describing the piece that I want to replace with these seats!
Posted by: INANE

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/03/12 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: michael_d
Spelled Palliser wrong earlier...

But seriously, give them a look. Pretty good build quality and price point. They have a few "quick ship" models that might just fit your needs. The custom order stuff starts to get expensive, but the quick ship stuff is considerably less.

http://www.theaterseatstore.com/home-theater-seating/palliser


Ya I briefly looked at those as well. Right now I think those Lane seats would do the trick, just debating if I want to fork out for real leather or just go with the bonded leather stuff. One thing about the room setup is you walk in from the rear so if the seats wore out you really wouldn't be looking at them much. Unlike a traditional living room where I definitely would spring for the real leather.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/04/12 08:29 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
So, you're in tech support and not sales, huh?


Not support really, not for many years anyways. However lets just say I have based pretty much most of my career trying to make the promises of salesmen actually work.

I'm pretty sure my epitaph will read, "He promised you WHAT???"
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/04/12 08:49 AM

Amen, brother, amen.

Of course, I'm on the other side of that, being a customer who talks to sales drones.

Have you ever noticed that most sales guys look the same, at least in the tech biz?
Posted by: INANE

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/04/12 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph

Not support really, not for many years anyways. However lets just say I have based pretty much most of my career trying to make the promises of salesmen actually work.

I'm pretty sure my epitaph will read, "He promised you WHAT???"


Sounds like the 10 years I spent at my previous job. I had to master the ability of lowering customer expectations.

cry
Posted by: INANE

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/23/12 12:40 PM

Well I ordered them last Monday and they arrived on Friday (would have been Thursday if it wasn't for the blizzard). I'm pretty happy with them overall considering I managed to get 5 chairs for under 2k. I was a bit worried when I first sat on them that they were pretty firm but that seems to help when sitting in them for a long period of time, at least with my back.

They definitely make the whole room look better IMO.



Picture from the side

Picture from the back
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/23/12 12:51 PM

Looks great. My cat would make mincemeat of those in no time. Why I got cloth.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/23/12 01:20 PM

Those look great, Ben!
Posted by: INANE

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/23/12 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Looks great. My cat would make mincemeat of those in no time. Why I got cloth.


See this is why I would never have a cat, I'd just end up killing it. laugh
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/23/12 11:25 PM

Very nice.

I wanted something like that but the wife wanted something a little less HT and a little more snuggly which in the end worked out ok.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/24/12 08:42 AM

Very nice Ben! Now you just need some acoustical treatment.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/24/12 02:42 PM

Originally Posted By: jakewash
Very nice.

I wanted something like that but the wife wanted something a little less HT and a little more snuggly which in the end worked out ok.


Yes that was our debate as well (snuggly). In the end I won because my wife is awesome but also I told her we still have a couch in the upstairs living room. laugh
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Opinions on HT seating - 12/24/12 08:49 PM

I like those chairs a lot.

If we ever have the good fortune to get something like this, we will get a love seat in the middle for snuggly.