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Would like Alan and Everyone’s opinion on layout

Alan and everyone, we have a new (2 years old) house with a windowless small media room. We like the Belmont or Sheffield chairs and 4 of them will fit from wall to wall so I am wondering how it will look if I go with 2 sets of curved chairs so that a) the seats in the middle will have one arm all to itself and b) the two outer chairs will curve in to help make them not seem so close to the wall. The 4 chairs will fit leaving only about 6” of space leftover. I can’t find any photos online showing this configuration, if anyone has a photo please share. If anyone thinks this won’t look good, let me know.

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I am interested. But I think my options may be limited. I'm not all that interested in power recline. It's an unnecessary option for me. Manual works fine. But I really would rather have top grain leather over bonded leather. I'm already dealing with peeling on my current chairs and I'd rather avoid that simply because it's an investment and there's no guarantee that it will last 2 years much less 7-8. Also, and I'm not sure about this, but when I was originally eyeing the Southampton model, I didn't stop to think that there may be more than one power cord? If I went that route, I only have one outlet and I'd rather not use a power strip. That's just another reason I'd rather stay away from chairs needing power. Simple is better, but no bonded leather.

If there are other manufacturers that offer similar top grain products without the power requirements I'd be fine with that.
I concur with the guys posting, once you go power you'll never go back. If you really want manual we can do special order in top grain leather though.

Southampton is the "no brainer" chair we offer, simple design and fits all body types. Many guys have had there top grain seats for many years.

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Alan and everyone, we have a new (2 years old) house with a windowless small media room. We like the Belmont or Sheffield chairs and 4 of them will fit from wall to wall so I am wondering how it will look if I go with 2 sets of curved chairs so that a) the seats in the middle will have one arm all to itself and b) the two outer chairs will curve in to help make them not seem so close to the wall. The 4 chairs will fit leaving only about 6” of space leftover. I can’t find any photos online showing this configuration, if anyone has a photo please share. If anyone thinks this won’t look good, let me know.

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Sheffield is available in curved, belmont only in straight configurations. What you describe is a modified curved row, with straight arm in center we can do that easily, we don't have photos of it but you can picture the row of 4 curved photo with straight arm in middle. The pieces need are 5341, 5201, 5441, and 5201. Basically it's this |_\/_|_\/_|.

I think that config is great idea.

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I concur with the guys posting, once you go power you'll never go back. If you really want manual we can do special order in top grain leather though.

Southampton is the "no brainer" chair we offer, simple design and fits all body types. Many guys have had there top grain seats for many years.

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I was recently at a Dolby AMC theater and the chairs were powered. they were a major pain for me the entire time throughout the movie and too slow. Manual is a simple solution for a simple person.
So you're saying you could do, for example, the Paget in top grain leather? correct? And if so much would that add to the base cost per chair?

I'm a rather small guy so huge chairs would be unnecessary and I also need to be able to move them around. The lighter the better. I'm 5'11". 168 lbs.

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Sheffield is available in curved, belmont only in straight configurations. What you describe is a modified curved row, with straight arm in center we can do that easily, we don't have photos of it but you can picture the row of 4 curved photo with straight arm in middle. The pieces need are 5341, 5201, 5441, and 5201. Basically it's this |_\/_|_\/_|.

I think that config is great idea.

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Thanks, this makes my decision much easier.
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Thanks, this makes my decision much easier.
Email me at sales "at" htmarket "dot" com for a quote on the seats.

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I was recently at a Dolby AMC theater and the chairs were powered. they were a major pain for me the entire time throughout the movie and too slow. Manual is a simple solution for a simple person.
So you're saying you could do, for example, the Paget in top grain leather? correct? And if so much would that add to the base cost per chair?

I'm a rather small guy so huge chairs would be unnecessary and I also need to be able to move them around. The lighter the better. I'm 5'11". 168 lbs.
I can't quote on avs forum but you can email me at sales "at" htmarket "dot" com for a quote. It would basically be our warwick chair in manual recline.

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Email me at sales "at" htmarket "dot" com for a quote on the seats.

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I called your shop and TJ helped me and I have the quote. Thanks for helping me scope this out.

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I called your shop and TJ helped me and I have the quote. Thanks for helping me scope this out.

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Great, TJ did email me that you had contacted us. Thanks for reaching out you are in good hands. We would love to have the business.

The seats are really good quality.

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For the Warwick/Belmont - if I get a loveseat configuration, that means getting two chairs together with 1 arm rest on each side - does that mean separate controls on the outer arms flanking both seats, and each seat can adjust separately from each other? Or for loveseat configurations both seats recline together, with buttons in the cushion? I can't quite tell from the website.


Also button light - many have commented that they are indeed bright for a complete dark room - do these lights turn on only when pressed, and time out/shut off after a while? Or always continuously on?
Did we have ever quote you on some seats?

Let me know if you have any new questions.

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Can you order in any other color besides black and brown? For example...gray?

Macy's has a couple examples:
https://www.macys.com/shop/product/o...rcCatID~z29391

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Can you order in any other color besides black and brown? For example...gray?

Macy's has a couple examples:
https://www.macys.com/shop/product/o...rcCatID~z29391

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Yes probably can do call our office Monday and we can look into it.

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Re: Southamptons, can the armrest close with enough room for the wire of an iphone charger to pull through or must the armrest stay open? Thanks
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Re: Southamptons, can the armrest close with enough room for the wire of an iphone charger to pull through or must the armrest stay open? Thanks
Yes you can can close the arm no problem it has enough room for the cord to run under it.

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Great. Thanks for putting me in touch with TJ. Trying to work through the seating placement/how many, etc.
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Great. Thanks for putting me in touch with TJ. Trying to work through the seating placement/how many, etc.
Southampton our most popular seat especially good for the sofa configuration as it's a flatter seat.

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Southampton our most popular seat especially good for the sofa configuration as it's a flatter seat.

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If that is the case it only convinces me more to go with Southampton. The wife doesn’t want to go “full theater” seating since it is our living room. Have to plan to sleep on it from time to time since the crying toddler occasionally kicks me out of my bed.
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If that is the case it only convinces me more to go with Southampton. The wife doesn’t want to go “full theater” seating since it is our living room. Have to plan to sleep on it from time to time since the crying toddler occasionally kicks me out of my bed.
I remember those days. My son "only child" is 18 and off to college in fall. Enjoy the ride, crying and all.

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If that is the case it only convinces me more to go with Southampton. The wife doesn’t want to go “full theater” seating since it is our living room. Have to plan to sleep on it from time to time since the crying toddler occasionally kicks me out of my bed.
Thanks for the order, you were able to get the last few pieces till our next shipment. Shipping tomorrow your order.

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Thanks for the order, you were able to get the last few pieces till our next shipment. Shipping tomorrow your order.



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Will post pictures when all set up. Will be same time my new 5.2.4 system is installed as well. Report back in a few. Thanks again, Alan!


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Your welcome. Sounds like you are having fun with the project.

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Just ordered two rows of four Hamiltons from Alan. He was super helpful and very responsive via email and pm on here. He special ordered Hamiltons in brown leather and I’m hoping to have them mid-August when my build is wrapping up. I will post pictures when everything is finished and the seats are installed.


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Just ordered two rows of four Hamiltons from Alan. He was super helpful and very responsive via email and pm on here. He special ordered Hamiltons in brown leather and I’m hoping to have them mid-August when my build is wrapping up. I will post pictures when everything is finished and the seats are installed.


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I received my chairs from Alan just a few weeks ago after a special order that took several weeks. Well worth the wait!

I agree that Alan and his staff were great to work with.

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I received my chairs from Alan just a few weeks ago after a special order that took several weeks. Well worth the wait!



I agree that Alan and his staff were great to work with.


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He actually got some Palliser special order from us the flicks seats. It had some unusual delays with logistics that would not of happened on our seats.

So it's not really photos of HT Design but that does not matter he could post them up.

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Just ordered two rows of four Hamiltons from Alan. He was super helpful and very responsive via email and pm on here. He special ordered Hamiltons in brown leather and I’m hoping to have them mid-August when my build is wrapping up. I will post pictures when everything is finished and the seats are installed.


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Thanks for the order, definitely post pics once you get them. Email me end of June and I'll have a better estimated date for you.

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I placed an order for 4 Pembrokes last week, hope to get them this week.

I've seen comments about placing "light dims" on the cupholder buttons both to reduce the light intensity but also to possibly reduce the sensitivity of actual button presses. Does anyone have a link to what they purchased that was sized correctly. Searching Amazon in general for light dims has a lot of hits for various sizes, shades, ect. I'd like to get the correct on order in here in time for my seats.

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I placed an order for 4 Pembrokes last week, hope to get them this week.

I've seen comments about placing "light dims" on the cupholder buttons both to reduce the light intensity but also to possibly reduce the sensitivity of actual button presses. Does anyone have a link to what they purchased that was sized correctly. Searching Amazon in general for light dims has a lot of hits for various sizes, shades, ect. I'd like to get the correct on order in here in time for my seats.
Personally I would suggest that you wait till you get them and have had a chance to try them out a bit first. I know others have an issue but I don’t find the control lights an issue at all, even at night when my theater is 100% dark. A much bigger issue is the actual lighting inside the cup holder itself and the base lights. They are so bright they are unusable and we just keep them turned off.

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I purchased a set of 2 Southamptons around 7 or 8 months ago and I have gone from being extremely satisfied with my purchase to flat out embarrassed.

I started out by really loving the chairs. They look fantastic. Other than some minor issues that were able to be worked out in customer service, I was flying high.

Fast forward a few months later and one of the chairs starts making an absolute horrifying noise. It took me a couple weeks to figure out, but I was able to determine that the seats themselves are rubbing against the frame of the chair that is lined with leather. It is leather on leather rubbing. If you slightly adjust the seat while reclining/declining you can soften the noise. The rubbing happens on the seat itself, the back of the seat, and the legs as well.

The seats are losing their shape after moderate use. (I sit in my chair about every other day and I am a 5'11" 190lb guy) The loss of shape is causing the rubbing.

I called customer service and they recommended using a paraffin wax on the leather to lubricate it to reduce the friction, which lets me know that they are aware of the problem (I'm going to call it a defect) and deflected instead of acknowledging it as a design problem. It literally has become an embarrassment for guests that come over and see these beautiful chairs but hear this ungodly sound.

I'm not sure what I expected customer service to do, but I feel I should let everyone in this thread know about this issue with the Southampton seats. (and possibly others that they carry) The worst part about all of this is that I waited about 2-3 years of convincing myself to buy home theater chairs over the internet. A very expensive lesson to learn. Buyer beware.
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