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post #391 of 862
Question:

My stage is 84"(7') long but columns are 9", so from column to front of stage is 75"(6'-3"). So if chairs are supposed be 7" from surface for reclining that leaves me with 75", will that be enough for the seat to fully recline and not be in the way of front seats that are reclined? I am 6' 2", I don't get my chairs for a while but am trying to decide if I should build my stage longer? But if I do that means moving my front row up further and would like it where its at.
post #392 of 862
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Originally Posted by cdika17 View Post

Question:
My stage is 84"(7') long but columns are 9", so from column to front of stage is 75"(6'-3"). So if chairs are supposed be 7" from surface for reclining that leaves me with 75", will that be enough for the seat to fully recline and not be in the way of front seats that are reclined? I am 6' 2", I don't get my chairs for a while but am trying to decide if I should build my stage longer? But if I do that means moving my front row up further and would like it where its at.
I think you'll be alright depending on the configuration. I think these can be 4" away from a wall, so that actually leaves you with 71" and in a curved with loveseat configuration, the full recline is only 69.25" deep or 65" in a straight config.
post #393 of 862
Straight config, 3 buckets. I remember reading somewhere that someone was 7" and rubbed wall at full recline.
post #394 of 862
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Originally Posted by cdika17 View Post

Straight config, 3 buckets. I remember reading somewhere that someone was 7" and rubbed wall at full recline.
The spec sheets on Roman's site say 4-6" so perhaps 7" would be just right. Even with an additional 7, you should be just fine. 84-9-7=68. A Straight config of the Escapes is only 65" deep, reclined.

http://www.rtheaters.com/FusionCollection/FC-Escape-1019.html
post #395 of 862
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Originally Posted by rsh View Post

Folks,
I am back. The second hurricane knocked down a few trees, and one almost hit the house, but again we were lucky...

Hey Roman, good to see you back on the forum. Got the tracking number and hope to have before Thanksgiving ... I am so excited!

Thanks
post #396 of 862
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Originally Posted by midorix View Post

I just got the 4 straight configuration Escapes with black leather/vinyl from Roman.

Hi modorix, congrats and nice pics
post #397 of 862
For those that got the Escapes, how distracting are the lights from the cup holders? Roman now has a version where the lights can be turned off, but I'm debating if the cost difference is worth it. (The price also includes different trays and BK prep, but I don't really have a use for those and so don't really push me over the edge to justify the upgrade)
post #398 of 862
^^^

they aren't distracting for me at all...

i don't have a total bat cave, but my room is pretty decently light contolled... maybe in a complete bat cave, it'd be different...

realistically... if you are sitting in the chairs watching a movie on a projection screen and you are distracted by the lights, it's probably time to put in a different disk... wink.gif imo, ymmv, etc.
post #399 of 862
Thanks JChin!

In regards to lights, it doesn't bother any of us.
It actually looks cool and the color matches with my DirecTV Tivo HD.
post #400 of 862
Straight or Curved config if using Scope screen? What would you do?

My last theater we had a 16:9 screen and a curved row of seats that worked quite well. I was thinking of going with a curved row again, but will be going with a Scope screen this time and now wondering if the outside seats of the curved row will not be optimal for the wider screen? What have others done?
post #401 of 862
My theater is not complete yet, but my seats will be delivered tomorrow. I will have two curved rows of 4 seats and a curved screen. I think it really depends on the distance from the first row to the screen. It probably would not work as well if you sit close to the screen.
post #402 of 862
My chairs arrived today. Two thumbs up for Roman. As usual, he came through very quickly with excellent service. Can't wait to get these set up in my theater (I have some work to do to finish it first rolleyes.gif).



Nick
post #403 of 862
I ordered 8 fusion escapes in leather/vinyl today. Roman said they will ship tomorrow! I am excited. Been wanting these since February.

Mine are shipping with new aluminum trays, buttkicker prep, and new cupholders that go dark when you lock them out.
post #404 of 862
Hi all, about 2 month ago I started my small man cave project and pre-order the Fusion Escape. I was a bit nevous about buying these chairs that I hadn't actually seen or felt in person, but Roman put my mind at ease and answered all my questions. He was very helpful and pleasure to deal with.

Well, man cave is about finished as I just received my black leather/vinyl Fusion Escape the day before Thanksgiving ... a row of three curved and am very happy! The shipping and delivery was almost on time (about 30 min late) and outstanding even without white glove delivery. They were easy to set up and were perfect for my limited space that I had to work with (13' x 15').

The chairs was packaged extremely well but two of the boxes has some minor damage during shipping. Only one chair was affected where the piece at the bottom of the chair (looking from the back) that hold the flap cover by velcro was loose. Upon inspection the metal bracket that hold the piece (wood) to the metal frame was bent. I straighten the metal bracket and all was good. This same chair also had an issue with the "open" button and after a few emails with Roman it started to work. Roman promise to take care of it if the issue re-occur so hopefully this was an isolated incident.

These Escape chairs are super comfortable ... leather material feels good, firm and not overstuffed, stitching look straight and chair provides enough support for my back (I'm 5'7). As for how well the leather upholstery and seat holds up ... time will tell but I'm confidence that it'll be fine.

The power recline is smooth and quiet but the leather does squeak some. These chairs easily adjust to my optimal viewing position and I have the option to lock it into position. When the "Lock" button is pressed it turns red and the other blue LED buttons turns off (nice new feature). The blue LED light in the drink holders really add a nice dramatic touch and not distracting when lid. The cup holder cooler does really keep the drink chilled ... an awesome feature! The armrests have ample storage for my need ... throw blankets and the heavy duty aluminum tray. I love the power adjustable headrest, it tilts my head forward so I can view the screen while fully reclined - an excellent feature! With the footrest extended up I can actually sleep in it, its that comfortable! Maybe my only complaint is that its missing a feature for neck support that can give off heat and soft vibrating massages biggrin.gif.

So after setting up the chairs and using it for the pass week, I am very satisfied. I can say the Fusion Escape that everyone in this thread has been talking positive about is true. It did not disappoint ... great quality leather seats and the awesome customer service.

Overall very happy and would highly recommend this company and the Fusion Escape seats to all my friends.
post #405 of 862
^^^^^^^

Good to hear! Did you get the newer trays as well? Would you care to post a pic of your setup, and a closeup of the trays?

Thanks!
post #406 of 862
Hi fst96se, congrats and here are some pics to hold you over smile.gif

post #407 of 862
After serious searching its come down to the Fusion Escape and Palliser Record or Pacifico 2 (but with a back at 44" my music/ movie may suffer a bit) my only nagging concern on the Escape is how's the gap if any on the lower back upper but when reclined at all positions and how are the coils wearing for all you long time owners? even though the time owened may be short i would love the feed back , having said all this I'm leaning very heavily towards the Escape , that head rest is a brilliant idea smile.gif

Thanks in advanced to all!
post #408 of 862
^^^
Also does anyone know what gauge the pocketed coils are?

Thanks again:)
post #409 of 862
In your last photo is the furthest chair in its maximum recline? We’ve been trying to decide on seats and I have been looking at the Escapes. The photos on their site aren’t very clear about the extent of recline which is a concern to my wife. She’s in love with the Magnolia’s at Best Buy because the lay almost flat.

My concerns are different. I’m not sold on power recline because our seats will sit mid-room and getting power there elegantly will be an issue, plus it’s just more to break down the line. I also would rather not have all of the lights these things feature.

Actually, if you’re still in the photo taking mood, what do they look like from the back, as they’ll be in plain site for us.

Thanks!
post #410 of 862
After many hours mine are showing no sign of wear or spring sag. The cushions are so thick, I don't think the springs see much of a pointed load, which would would be what would stretch a spring.
As far as lights, the new version, of which I just added 4 more to my original 4, you can turn the lights off. Actually I thought the lights would be distracting on the first set, but aren't. If the lights bother you, you must not be watching a very interesting movie! But I know we must all suffer through chick-flicks at some point.
post #411 of 862
Audiofan1,

Here is the info on the pocketed coil springs we use:


Lagoon-1011 Pocket Coil:L*W*H: 410*460*60mm(gauge 1.8mm) S-spring:4*610mm
Jive-1013 Pocket Coil:L*W*H:450*450*80mm(gauge 1.8mm) S-spring:4*610mm
Tribute-1015 Pocket Coil:L*W*H: 410*460*80mm(gauge 2.0mm) S-spring:4*610mm
Escape1019 Pocket Coil:L*W*H: 450*450*80mm(gauge 1.8mm) S-spring:4*640mm

I hope this helps smile.gif
post #412 of 862
I am 6' and am wondering how high these seats are from the ground to wear you would sit.

My front speakers tweaters of 36" off the ground. My rears are about 40-44"
Edited by ffactoryxx - 12/5/12 at 8:58am
post #413 of 862
Here are some seat dimensions:

Lagoon-1011 - 20"H x 22"D x 24"W

Jive-1013 - 20.5"H x 22.75"D x 21.75"W

Tribute-1015 - 20.75"H x 23"D x 24"W

Escape-1019 - 21"H x 23.5"D x 24.5"W
post #414 of 862
Can you recline the back without raising the feet? I want to put the Fusion in my back row but I dont have the room to put the feet up.

Can someone that has them tell me that if the feet are down they feel comfortable only have 12 inches of leg room? If not what would you consider the minimum
post #415 of 862
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Originally Posted by nebosuke View Post

In your last photo is the furthest chair in its maximum recline?
Hi nebosuke, yes it is
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Originally Posted by nebosuke View Post

Actually, if you’re still in the photo taking mood, what do they look like from the back, as they’ll be in plain site for us.
Thanks!
post #416 of 862
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Originally Posted by " 
I am 6' and am wondering how high these seats are from the ground to wear you would sit.
My front speakers tweaters of 36" off the ground. My rears are about 40-44"

Hi ffactoryxx, with seat fully upright - from ground up to top of headrest is about 42.5" and my ear is about 39" - 40". When seat is fully reclined - from ground up to top of headrest is about 36" and my ear is about 33" - 34".
post #417 of 862
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Originally Posted by SKINSnCANES View Post

Can you recline the back without raising the feet? I want to put the Fusion in my back row but I dont have the room to put the feet up.
Can someone that has them tell me that if the feet are down they feel comfortable only have 12 inches of leg room? If not what would you consider the minimum

Hi SKINSnCANES, I have the Escape and the feet raise up first before the back reclines. For me to feel comfortable if the seat is fully upright (not reclined) is to at least raise the feet half way. Pic show back fully upright and the feet fully extended.

post #418 of 862
Thank you, JChin, I reapply appreciate it!
post #419 of 862
So I got chairs from Roman last Friday and I've used them over the last week so I thought I would report.

I bought a row of 3 Fusion Lagoons and 2 stand-alone Fusion Escapes. They were shipped very quickly and with absolutely no drama. The freight company even delivered them right into my garage which saved me a real headache. Becky and I pulled them out of the boxes and set them up in the basement and we were immediately impressed by their look, fit and finish.

The color is great, the leather is soft (though I did have to rub baby powder on parts of the center lagoon so that the leather would stop squeaking) and cup holders are quite capacious (though they wont hold my red wine glasses).
They all recline back very far, but not close to flat (though I dont understand why you would even want that).

The chairs are all SUPER. I bought them without actually trying them out so I wasn't sure how I would like them. They are super comfortable, and look very high quality. The Escapes are very fancy and very comfortable with all their options, but I have to say that the Lagoons are also incredibly comfortable and in some ways I actually prefer the Lagoon to the Escape for comfort. If I had to only have one chair I probably would go for the Escape, but I needed narrower chairs for my front row so the Lagoons fit the bill nicely and I dont mind making them my primary chair. Also, the power recline mechanism on the Lagoon is almost dead silent where the recline on the escape is more audible - probably due to its increased weight.

One of the Escapes had a problem opening up but a I called and left Roman a message on Saturday morning and he got back to me later that day and we diagnosed the problem together on the phone (we used the good chair to figure out what was wrong with the bad one - I wonder what he does with people who order only one chair and have an issue...?). He was great! we figured out that it was a bad actuator and he immediately shipped out a part. I give Roman an A for customer service! Now I see why he has such a good reputation on these forums. If I buy more chairs I wont hesitate to do business with him again.
post #420 of 862
Has anyone sat in both the Escapes and Tributes? I have my search narrowed down to one of those but its hard to make a decision without actually seeing them.
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