New Home Theater Seats - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By dsskid
  • 1 Post By luv2fly3
  • 1 Post By luv2fly3
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 Old 01-29-2020, 03:20 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Blackdevil77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,894
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 659 Post(s)
Liked: 286
New Home Theater Seats

I'm gonna be building a new home theater system soon and have been looking at seats. My old theater had Palliser seats. The seats themselves have been solid with no problems, but the bonded leather was terrible. Lesson learned. The seats I'm looking at now are also Palliser. I need a space saver design and would like a microfiber like fabric material (very soft, comfortable and durable). The seats I noticed from Palliser were the Palliser Audio, which are very nice but a bit expensive for me. Then I came across the Palliser Stereo. They almost seem like the same seat, minus the powered headrest. Is the Stereo the same as the Audio, just without some bells and whistles? If so, that would make the decision easier.
Blackdevil77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old 01-29-2020, 06:09 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dsskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 309 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post
I'm gonna be building a new home theater system soon and have been looking at seats. My old theater had Palliser seats. The seats themselves have been solid with no problems, but the bonded leather was terrible. Lesson learned. The seats I'm looking at now are also Palliser. I need a space saver design and would like a microfiber like fabric material (very soft, comfortable and durable). The seats I noticed from Palliser were the Palliser Audio, which are very nice but a bit expensive for me. Then I came across the Palliser Stereo. They almost seem like the same seat, minus the powered headrest. Is the Stereo the same as the Audio, just without some bells and whistles? If so, that would make the decision easier.
I just ordered the Palliser Flicks in the Dax material. A microfiber that feels like leather, durable without risk of peeling. I should get them in a few weeks.

I ordered the Flicks, although pricey, because of the power headrest, and foam backrest, rather then blown fiber, because firmness is very important to me.

Good luck with your selection. You may want to reach out to Alan Hutchinson of HTMarket, a member here, as he has been very helpful, and a pleasure to deal with.

ISF Calibrator
Samsung PN64F8500, Denon AVR-S910.
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD, Denon AVR-X2400H, Palliser Flicks lOlOOlOl Dax material.
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.

Last edited by dsskid; 01-30-2020 at 04:24 AM.
dsskid is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 01-29-2020, 06:28 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Blackdevil77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,894
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 659 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsskid View Post
I just ordered the Palliser Flicks in the Dax material. A microfiber that feels like leather, durable without risk of peeling. I should get them in a few weeks.

I ordered the Flicks, although pricey, because of the power headrest, and actually foam backrest, rather then blown fiber, because firmness is very important to me.

Good luck with your selection. You may want to reach out to Alan Hutchinson of HTMarket, a member here, as he has been very helpful, and a pleasure to deal with.
Very nice, congratulations! They're very nice looking seats, if I had the space or budget, those would be the ones I would pick. I'm between the Stereo and the Audio, although I think they're the same seat, with the later having more features, although I'm not certain.

The Dax material is what I was looking at under fabric grade 2. I had no idea what that meant, but from your description, it sounds very nice.

Thanks for the info, I'll have to reach out to him when I'm ready. Does he have a website?

Just noticed you're also on Long Island. Small world, I'm in Massapequa.
Blackdevil77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 22 Old 01-29-2020, 06:30 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dsskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 309 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post
Very nice, congratulations! They're very nice looking seats, if I had the space or budget, those would be the ones I would pick. I'm between the Stereo and the Audio, although I think they're the same seat, with the later having more features, although I'm not certain.

The Dax material is what I was looking at under fabric grade 2. I had no idea what that meant, but from your description, it sounds very nice.

Thanks for the info, I'll have to reach out to him when I'm ready. Does he have a website?
I believe the main difference between the Stereo and Audio is the power headrest.

Yes, HTMarket dot com
Blackdevil77 likes this.

ISF Calibrator
Samsung PN64F8500, Denon AVR-S910.
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD, Denon AVR-X2400H, Palliser Flicks lOlOOlOl Dax material.
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.
dsskid is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 01-29-2020, 06:31 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Blackdevil77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,894
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 659 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsskid View Post
I believe the main difference between the Stereo and Audio is the power headrest.

Yes, HTMarket dot com
Thank you
Blackdevil77 is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old 01-29-2020, 09:46 PM
Senior Member
 
luv2fly3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Central Michigan
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Liked: 426
I also have the Palliser Flicks with the Dax material and love them. Definitely recommend that material and their chairs.

Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
dsskid likes this.

Spartans' Theater Build
7.2.4, 7 Seat Dedicated Theater
luv2fly3 is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 04:26 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dsskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 309 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post

Just noticed you're also on Long Island. Small world, I'm in Massapequa.

Howdy neighbor. I'm right next door in Wantagh.

ISF Calibrator
Samsung PN64F8500, Denon AVR-S910.
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD, Denon AVR-X2400H, Palliser Flicks lOlOOlOl Dax material.
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.
dsskid is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 05:09 AM
Senior Member
 
Bill97Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Liked: 54
Does it look and feel like leather? or more a material?


Quote:
Originally Posted by luv2fly3 View Post
I also have the Palliser Flicks with the Dax material and love them. Definitely recommend that material and their chairs.

Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
Bill97Z is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 05:23 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Blackdevil77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,894
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 659 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsskid View Post
Howdy neighbor. I'm right next door in Wantagh.
Wow, small world. Nice to run into somebody so local on the gigantic world wide web.
Blackdevil77 is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 05:45 AM
Senior Member
 
luv2fly3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Central Michigan
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Liked: 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill97Z View Post
Does it look and feel like leather? or more a material?
It has a soft micro suede / leather like feel. I love as it's not the shiny and smooth leather feel, but it has some of the same qualities including being able to be wiped off easily if you spill something.

I've seen the guys at HT Market offer to send samples out if you wanted to see it first hand.

Here are my seats.



Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
pkinneb likes this.

Spartans' Theater Build
7.2.4, 7 Seat Dedicated Theater
luv2fly3 is offline  
post #11 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 07:14 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dsskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 309 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by luv2fly3 View Post
It has a soft micro suede / leather like feel. I love as it's not the shiny and smooth leather feel, but it has some of the same qualities including being able to be wiped off easily if you spill something.

I've seen the guys at HT Market offer to send samples out if you wanted to see it first hand.

Here are my seats.



Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post
Wow, small world. Nice to run into somebody so local on the gigantic world wide web.
I have the following samples at home (roughly 3"x3").
  • DAX Charcoal
  • DAX Grey
  • DILLON Graphite
  • DAX Black
  • DILLON Black
  • DAX Brown
  • Dillon Java
  • DAX Taupe
  • DILLON Stratus

I liked the black Dax that luv2fly3 went with, but the wife wanted something a little lighter (not that I felt the black was jet black) so we went with the Charcoal.

The Dillon is considered Grade 1 and what Palliser supplies to the movie theaters. Supposed to stand up to more abuse. The Dax is also said to be very durable, but a nice feel to it. The Dillon is much smoother, in my opinion, more of a vinyl feel. Also slightly less money.

The Dillon doesn't have the backing that the Dax has, which IMO gives the Dax a softer feel.

But you can decide for yourself

If you want we can meet somewhere and I can give the samples to you.

John

ISF Calibrator
Samsung PN64F8500, Denon AVR-S910.
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD, Denon AVR-X2400H, Palliser Flicks lOlOOlOl Dax material.
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.

Last edited by dsskid; 01-30-2020 at 07:29 AM.
dsskid is offline  
post #12 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 07:24 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dsskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 309 Post(s)
Liked: 286
If you want to take a ride into Huntington, Sound Insight has the Audio and Flicks on display. The Audio on display is in the Dillon material.

If you want the address, PM me, as I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it here.

ISF Calibrator
Samsung PN64F8500, Denon AVR-S910.
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD, Denon AVR-X2400H, Palliser Flicks lOlOOlOl Dax material.
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.
dsskid is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 09:50 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
HTmarket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,386
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 464 Post(s)
Liked: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post
Thank you
Reach out to me when you get a chance either pm or use ahutch "at" htmarket "do" com, I can quote it out for you and send samples if you need free.

Regards,
Alan
HTmarket is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 11:46 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Blackdevil77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,894
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 659 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsskid View Post
If you want to take a ride into Huntington, Sound Insight has the Audio and Flicks on display. The Audio on display is in the Dillon material.

If you want the address, PM me, as I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it here.
Huntington isn't far from me, I'll definitely pass by to check that out. PM me the address whenever you get a chance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HTmarket View Post
Reach out to me when you get a chance either pm or use ahutch "at" htmarket "do" com, I can quote it out for you and send samples if you need free.

Regards,
Alan
PM sent!
Blackdevil77 is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 12:07 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dsskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 309 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post
Huntington isn't far from me, I'll definitely pass by to check that out. PM me the address whenever you get a chance.



PM sent!
Info sent.

ISF Calibrator
Samsung PN64F8500, Denon AVR-S910.
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD, Denon AVR-X2400H, Palliser Flicks lOlOOlOl Dax material.
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.
dsskid is offline  
post #16 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 03:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Bill97Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Liked: 54
Would you say the Dillon feels and looks more like a leather? So it's a lower grade but more durable? (you said more abuse). Do these materials wrinkle and crease like leather over time?



Quote:
Originally Posted by dsskid View Post
I have the following samples at home (roughly 3"x3").
  • DAX Charcoal
  • DAX Grey
  • DILLON Graphite
  • DAX Black
  • DILLON Black
  • DAX Brown
  • Dillon Java
  • DAX Taupe
  • DILLON Stratus

I liked the black Dax that luv2fly3 went with, but the wife wanted something a little lighter (not that I felt the black was jet black) so we went with the Charcoal.

The Dillon is considered Grade 1 and what Palliser supplies to the movie theaters. Supposed to stand up to more abuse. The Dax is also said to be very durable, but a nice feel to it. The Dillon is much smoother, in my opinion, more of a vinyl feel. Also slightly less money.

The Dillon doesn't have the backing that the Dax has, which IMO gives the Dax a softer feel.

But you can decide for yourself

If you want we can meet somewhere and I can give the samples to you.

John
Bill97Z is offline  
post #17 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 04:23 PM
Senior Member
 
luv2fly3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Central Michigan
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Liked: 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill97Z View Post
Do these materials wrinkle and crease like leather over time?
I can't speak to the Dillon fabric, but I've had our chairs for more than 3 years and the DAX material on ours has not wrinkled and creased at all. In that way, I much prefer it over leather. Plus it's not slippery like leather, yet it wipes off if something is spilled. I accidentally spilled red wine on my chair at one point, and quite a bit. It wiped right off and you'd never know it happened. I love the DAX material.

Spartans' Theater Build
7.2.4, 7 Seat Dedicated Theater
luv2fly3 is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 05:06 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dsskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 309 Post(s)
Liked: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill97Z View Post
Would you say the Dillon feels and looks more like a leather? So it's a lower grade but more durable? (you said more abuse). Do these materials wrinkle and crease like leather over time?
More like leather? Subjective. Much smoother than the Dax. Somewhat harder, again subjective. If you go to a movie theater with recliners....that’s the Dillon. The Dillion is subjected to a rub test. Much higher rub test. Supposedly more durable, for a more commercial environment, however, we don’t live in a commercial environment.

My advise would be to order samples.

ISF Calibrator
Samsung PN64F8500, Denon AVR-S910.
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD, Denon AVR-X2400H, Palliser Flicks lOlOOlOl Dax material.
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.
dsskid is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old 01-30-2020, 05:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Bill97Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Liked: 54
Thanks, very helpful. I will def get samples!



Quote:
Originally Posted by luv2fly3 View Post
I can't speak to the Dillon fabric, but I've had our chairs for more than 3 years and the DAX material on ours has not wrinkled and creased at all. In that way, I much prefer it over leather. Plus it's not slippery like leather, yet it wipes off if something is spilled. I accidentally spilled red wine on my chair at one point, and quite a bit. It wiped right off and you'd never know it happened. I love the DAX material.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsskid View Post
More like leather? Subjective. Much smoother than the Dax. Somewhat harder, again subjective. If you go to a movie theater with recliners....that’s the Dillon. The Dillion is subjected to a rub test. Much higher rub test. Supposedly more durable, for a more commercial environment, however, we don’t live in a commercial environment.

My advise would be to order samples.
Bill97Z is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 01-31-2020, 06:05 AM
Member
 
bry999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 14
I am in a search of a cat proof fabric. My old Berkline sofa (circa 1997) is covered in a Microfiber called DuPont Antron that has been excellent as far as cats are concerned but I can not find that fabric (by that name anyway). I am slowly collecting fabric samples and using a push pin to test for claw punctures and scratches. The Octane microfiber Smartsuede passes as does HTMarket's microfiber. Of the Palliser swatches I have obtained the Bela, Sofia and Peyton pass. Palliser Synergy, Ambient, and Alpine seem to be ok but may be a scratch magnet due to the rougher texture. The Dillon passes the scratch test put not the puncture test as holes can clearly be seen. I would be very interested in knowing if someone has found a cat proof fabric (like the DuPont Antron).
bry999 is offline  
post #21 of 22 Old 01-31-2020, 09:37 PM
Senior Member
 
luv2fly3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Central Michigan
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Liked: 426
Don't use the DAX from Palliser. I have a scratch in one of my seats from my cat. We made our theater a pet free zone as a result!

Spartans' Theater Build
7.2.4, 7 Seat Dedicated Theater
luv2fly3 is offline  
post #22 of 22 Old 04-24-2020, 09:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by luv2fly3 View Post
Don't use the DAX from Palliser. I have a scratch in one of my seats from my cat. We made our theater a pet free zone as a result!
Your cat must be happy with it
Vankyo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Theater Room Items & Accessories

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off