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Advice on…a Chair

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by AnthonyCM, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. AnthonyCM

    AnthonyCM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Okay, so I just moved into a new house today. Because it’s a bit oversized, I’m fortunate to have a room dedicated to only music. It’s a very small room (7’x14’), but that’s more than enough for my set-up and a pair of headphones.

    But apparently the room (or hallway, rather) isn’t big enough to get my comfy recliner into.

    So, I agonized for weeks on the perfect system for the house. Needing a chair throws a wrench into things.

    I need a chair. Doesn’t have to be a full recliner, but I’d like to lean back and pop my feet up a bit. Could be a stool or ottoman.

    What are your chairs of choice for listening and just ignoring the rest of the world? Budget? Maybe $1,000.

  2. harby

    harby Forum Resident

    Portland, OR, USA
    The style that gives you a bit of a recline built-in is called a club chair. Example.


    Somewhere between Target $400 and Restoration Hardware $3000 is Pottery Barn, they have a recliner style with ship 1-3 weeks, while others are made-to-order, 4+ months. Some are confusingly listed as on display at the local store but you can't buy those ones online for "now" pickup.

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  3. harby

    harby Forum Resident

    Portland, OR, USA
    Must be major supply issues all around if you even want to sit down. Order now for March delivery:
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  4. Tim Irvine

    Tim Irvine Forum Resident

    Austin, Texas
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  5. effula

    effula Active Member

    Northern VA
  6. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Let me be the first to offer the Poang with ottoman from Ikea. I can sit in mine for hours without any discomfort.
  7. roverb

    roverb Forum Resident

    603 - LFOD
    i'm going to also go ahead and recommend Ekornes.
    i found a pre-owned one on Craigslist and i believe it was ~$800
    you can find them on Ebay too - good luck!
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  8. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident

  9. LakeMountain

    LakeMountain Vinyl surfer

    I am using one of these comfy dining chairs on WHEELS. It has several advantages, like you can slightly adjust your listening position depending on the recording and you can roll it aside, if not used.
  10. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    I see the Maxell-chair, which is a classic Le Corbusier, recommended here as a 'recliner'...I suppose these people never saw one in real life, let alone sat in one. That Le Corbusier is NO recliner and is only comfortable sitting straight up.
  11. Vincent Kars

    Vincent Kars Forum Resident

  12. somnar

    somnar Forum Resident

    NYC & Amsterdam
    LOL, this could get way more drawn out than any turntable or speaker buying project...

    I'd head out to Ikea Red Hook and see if there's anything that works for you. Lots of comfortable options at very good prices.
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  13. harby

    harby Forum Resident

    Portland, OR, USA
    Yeah, it's more like contract furniture for a waiting room. They usually come with the cushion.
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  14. izeek

    izeek Drums, pulleeez!

    minimal effect on room.
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  15. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    What you need, I gather, is something without bulky, space-hogging oversized arms. I used to have IKEA chairs that looked a lot like this, and I liked them:


    They were comfortable and worked well. The pictured one is similar to what I had, not the same (so can't vouch from personal experience), from an online outfit called Wayfair: 27.25'' Wide Manual Swivel Standard Recliner with Ottoman $187 including shipping. I've ordered furniture there before and have been pleased with the prices and the service.

    My preferred rump parking spot is a recliner model that first entered my life when my parents bought one, clad in stylish black Naugahyde, in the late '60s or early '70s. Since then, I've lucked into a couple in thrift stores, and I have one as "my" spot in the living room and one in the "sweet spot" of the music room. Unfortunately, the maker's name tag is long gone (both are reupholstered by this point), and you'd find one only by serendipity in any event.

    Anyhow, good luck!
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  16. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    You do realize that you've just incited a virulent debate between the adherents of digital (CD) vs. analogue (vinyl) seating?
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  17. dennis the menace

    dennis the menace Forum Veteran

    Stressless chairs are very high quality product, very durable and extremely comfortable. I bought one just before the pandemic, one of the best purchases I ever made.

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  18. RWBadley

    RWBadley Forum Resident

    Reno NV USA
    My first thought seeing that you are in Brooklyn would be to hit some sort of local furniture consignment outlet or possibly a thrift store. I have found some pretty nice furniture that way. Local.

    A Key tip, It has to present as near new- whatever it is. No Stains, No Odors. No Breakage that needs attention.

    No Muss, No Fuss.
  19. RockAddict

    RockAddict AFK - taking a breather

    An outside-the-box suggestion (within budget):
    The best gaming chairs | Secretlab US

    Secret Lab chair. Aimed at gamers, it's super adjustable to provide max comfort for long seated sessions. 3 different sizes and several options for fabric and colour. On my list to try.
  20. fish

    fish Forum Resident

    NY, USA
    It cant have a high back.
    The Eames Chair Replicas dont have a high back and are really comfortable!

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  21. LakeMountain

    LakeMountain Vinyl surfer

    This chair solves all space issues. Even Stevie likes it !
  22. recap200

    recap200 Forum Resident

    nowhere land

    Womb Chair by Knoll
    Designed by Eero Saarinen, 1948
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  23. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Forum Resident

    Bay Area
    Not to mention the question of whether cables impact comfort...
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  24. harby

    harby Forum Resident

    Portland, OR, USA
    Funny, wooly chair above went up $100 in 24 hours but now says delivery by January.
  25. jonwoody

    jonwoody Tragically Unhip

    Washington DC
    Gorgeous and womb is a very comforting name. ;)

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