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    I own and like very much the Ekornes lounge chairs.

    Interestingly, after researching chairs extensively last year, I also selected a Paltrona-Frau (Downtown Managerial) as my top choice:



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    I really like the adjustability as to height, as to recline and as to rocker tension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    I own and like very much the Ekornes lounge chairs.

    Interestingly, after researching chairs extensively last year, I also selected a Paltrona-Frau (Downtown Managerial) as my top choice:



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    Nice

    It’s funny I was just about to pull the trigger on the Ekornes chair I referenced when I came across that Willy posted on AudioNirvana site and a contributor to this site which I later found out.

    I am looking for some comfort FINALLY.

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    Well I agree with MikeL that the truly most comfortable thing is his Relax-the-Back “Perfect Chair” lounger, but I don’t want to listen with my ears pointed too high up.

    This is the current version of that chair:


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    But I’d be perfectly happy to go to sleep in it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    Well I agree with MikeL that the truly most comfortable thing is his Relax-the-Back “Perfect Chair” lounger, but I don’t want to listen with my ears pointed too high up.

    This is the current version of that chair:


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    But I’d be perfectly happy to go to sleep in it!
    Agree. I have that chair, almost from when it first came out. It has lasted through three moves, close to 10 dogs, three kids, me and my wife who know uses it as her go to chair for meditation. Incredibly comfortable and incredibly well made BUT not a listening chair IMHO. Back is way to high and it is actually just an OK chair in neutral/upright position. Not only would I be perfectly happy to sleep in it, I often do when my back is killing me or when I decide to take a break from my big system and listen to MojoPoly with Audeze iLCD4s. I barely get through a song and I am snoring away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priaptor View Post
    That’s great. Well thanks to him I found my chair. Used to own Avalon and loved them. He has good taste in audio and “chairs”
    I cant wait sitting in that crappy chair is not comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Priaptor View Post
    That’s great. Well thanks to him I found my chair. Used to own Avalon and loved them. He has good taste in audio and “chairs”
    Thanks for nice comments Priaptor. You’ll love it. I bought mine in Italy (Udine) and was hooked the moment I sat in it. It’s comfortable and beautiful design and excellent for music listening. Also it’s a high quality product. Mine is 8 years old and looks and feels as new. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus View Post
    Thanks for nice comments Priaptor. You’ll love it. I bought mine in Italy (Udine) and was hooked the moment I sat in it. It’s comfortable and beautiful design and excellent for music listening. Also it’s a high quality product. Mine is 8 years old and looks and feels as new. Congrats.
    Thanks I owe it to you! I'm pretty amazed when I see people paying so much for audio and skimping or not paying attention to the capabilities of "the chair" which to me is as important part of the system as anything else.

    I am really looking forward to it. Again thanks for posting as I never would have found it otherwise and "settled" for an Ekornes (LOL)

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    I use 2 chairs;

    I use this one, a Cassina K10 Dodo, when I have guests since it's headrest pivots down and it swivels.

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    but my main, personal, listening chair is this one, that turns 20 years old next spring (that is a picture from 2001 in my old room in my old home). yes, it is a 'perfect chair/zero gravity chair'......but it's more than that. it's also a special narrow-tall version, with rounded sides that do not cup the sound, and a rounded head rest that deflects reflections away from your ears so it actually works great for focused listening. it gets my ears at the exact perfect height. and it has visco-elastic memory foam and is heavenly to sit in indefinitely. sure, I can fall asleep in it when I'm tired, but it's my trusted listening companion and i'll be buried with it.

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    I also agree with you in that the chair you have settled on looks to be the perfect choice!
    Plus I very much like the bold color of red.
    one just knows when something is "right".....
    Congrats and I wish you many hours of enjoyable listening.

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    The back of the chair should not rise higher than the person's shoulders.

    The problem with the chairs with a headrest, aside from blocking sound is the head support pushes the head forward into a position usually assumed by osteoporotic little old ladies.
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