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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Greg Robinson

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Posted January 18 2005 - 04:09 AM

Hi gang. I'm beginning construction on my new basement theater and I'm trying to find the most cost-effective route to one row of 6 seats. Push recline is all I want, no swivel necessary. Priority 1 is comfort, but a close second is a low seat-back so I can actually hear my surrounds. Although not a "theater seat," and not part of a sectional, this is close to what I want:

Anyone have this chair? Nice? Other suggestions are welcome. Has anyone assembled a directory of manufacturers that make good theater-suitable seating? We should do that. :-)

Damn. Sorry - thought I was posting this in the Interiors section. Please move? Thanks!

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Linda Thompson

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Posted January 18 2005 - 03:07 PM

Google shows:

A possible place to nose around:


The real thing (very expensive); see all the other items (other seating styles, plus everything else) in the menu list on the left also:


Also very expensive, but you might get some ideas:






There are many more, of course...these are merely a few examples...

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Gerry S

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Posted January 19 2005 - 12:24 AM

I have this site bookmarked for Berkline recliners (maybe the 088's for lower backs), when I am ready to buy. The contact's name is Paul, and he has a lot of positive buzz for good service and pricing, although I have never dealt with the company personally:


#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Ernie Estrella

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Posted January 19 2005 - 02:20 AM

check out Ekornes ekornes.com Really nice couches and home theater recliners that really give excellent lumbar support. They also push the head towards the screen as they recline back instead of towards the ceiling. They are a bit pricey and if you have a Tyner Furniture in town, they'll likely carry them to try out. They're worth a try. I've got a couch and love it and am saving money to get one or two of the stand alone recliners. They swivel 360 degrees and use a matching ottoman with tons of differnt leathers. I can't recommend these enough. THese also don't take up tons of footspace as many klunky and blockish seating options do. ekornes.com
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Greg Robinson

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Posted January 19 2005 - 02:26 AM

thanks for the URLs, looks like I have some more research to do. It's funny how many "theater seats" have such ridiculously high seat backs. Why bother having surround speakers? Posted Image

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Will_B



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Posted January 21 2005 - 05:11 PM

Many high seat backs found in theatres are narrow at the top, only a few inches out from either ear. It shouldn't interfere with one's sense of direction. That is, many high backs taper at the top. Doesn't look like the home-model seats are following that trend.
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