Listening chair/loveseat/couch - what are you rockin'?

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  1. 3kitty

    3kitty Super Member

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    For many audio enthusiasts what they sit in for their listening pleasure is important and can vary with individual needs and priorities.

    I have a rare autoimmune disorder that has a deterioration component both from a muscular and neurological perspective. And this year has been rough as things have worsened.

    So I found myself needing to get a chair with overall better support and comfort.

    I found something that I hope will bring many hours of listening pleasure and comfort.
    These come up very rarely used but I found one.....I could never afford a new one.

    Ekornes - a Norwegian company.

    One of their lines.....Stressless was introduced in 1971, as the first recliner designed to meet your body’s need for movement and support when seated.

    Most of their models come in small....medium and large sizes.
    I'm not a big guy so this medium is perfect....like brand new....upgraded leather and I even dig the colour!
    ....not everyones choice I know :)

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    4” of folding memory foam but my ceiling is only 48” high.
     
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    I'e been collecting medical bed parts and junk metal for a while now. I have a design in my head for a lazy boy style chair as a metal sculpture with fully adjustable seat and back (medical bed parts).
     
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    I've always liked the Danish Modern look which I think that is. To my eyes, the color fits the chair perfectly.. nice.
     
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    Thx Bob!
     
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    Same as the OP. Ekorness Stressless in off white.
    My office chair, where I probably listen most is a Herman Miller Aeron.
     
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    Kind of a work in progress.
     

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    OMG I love that color. Parentals have a pair of beige/tan chairs that just blend in, but this stands out. They're good chairs, you should enjoy this one.
     
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    Great chair, it's actually a sling chair and totally envelops me when I sit. The side tables is burled redwood.
     
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    I dream of those cabinets to store lp's.

    If i have the resources for a new roof i'm dreaming of a loft like this :D
     
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    Yeah, but get something nicer than the futon ;)

    [​IMG]010 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    In (some) seriousness -- the loft above the garage approach is a fairly cost-effective way to get a dedicated -- and isolated :) -- hifi room.
     
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    Where did you get those LP drawer storage on the far left and right? !
     
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    I just upgraded my seating this week. Ha.
    I sat in 20 or more, including a Stressless. This was the most comfortable. Electric recliners too.

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    KIMG1122.jpg KIMG1124.jpg I have an imitation stressles recliner from Macy's. It's not the real thing but it's close. It's about 12 feet from the Allisons, and dead center. It's a very nice place to listen. My wife calls it the Maxell chair. LOL
     
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    There are some very nice listening rooms I'm seeing! Thanks everyone for sharing!

    Mhardy, your room always amazes me. That's some SERIOUS toe-in on those speakers.

    No recent pics of where I sit, it's an old recliner I salvaged from the side of the road. After a HEAVY steam cleaning, it was pretty nice. Soon to be replaced with a christmas gift, or at least that is the plan.

    Pics are of my repurposed antique kitchen drawer/wash basin thingie, and my McIntosh XRT20's in a 11x10 foot room, lol
     
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    Those are vintage Lane record cabinets. Lane made them in several different styles during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. I picked up the one on the right at a vintage furniture store on Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland, OR and a couple moths later, I picked up the second one off craigslist from a private seller.

    I recommend searching the furniture section of your local craigslist, as well as local eBay listings for record cabinet. You may not find the exact same model I have, but you should be able to locate something. Lane made a lot of these back when every home had a "record player".

    If you want the exact same style, I can get the Lane product codes off the bottom of the cabinets. Lane was very good at labeling everything they made with a specific product code that designated the model number and date of manufacture.
     
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    Well guys and gals she mightn't be the most imposing or impressive - or comfortable for that matter - listening chair of the lot but me ol-mum was at the thrift today for a 'sale day' and spotted this - I think 1950s - number marked down from $10.00 to $1.00...LOL
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    Any idea how old this thing might be? LOL
     

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