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AKRacing Opal/Obsidian/Onyx Series Chairs

AKRacing Opal/Obsidian/Onyx Series Chairs

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So not 3 days after this drop has ended, the ONYX chairs are on sale on Massdrop again for $50 less than their respective prices for this drop... https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akracing-onyx-office-series-chairs-2018-models/
So will the Obsidian come with or without the white logos?
dmurphy2332
All Black Lettering
dmurphy2332
Confirming what @Technologyman00 stated it will come with all black lettering as shown in the photos on the drop page.
Does this drop end at the end of day January 4th?
Monsterstrike23
It actually ends today.
Can the armrest be rotated and if so at what angle? my chair at the moment can do a full 360 and i really love that about this chair. But im looking forward to maybe picking this up
ImYeww
It can do like 15 degrees in each direction about.
Damn. I forgot all about about the last Onyx drop that was like a week or so ago. Wasn't it $299 then?? Or was I seeing things?
SRVisGod24
No it was the same price.
Just received my chair a few days ago. I am very happy with the build quality of the chair and how comfortable it is. I am 5'11' 210lbs it is a very good size for me. My only complaint and I am nitpicking here is that the graphic on the height adjust arm is upside down. Would recommend and buy again. 5/5
I am a 6'0" 200 lbs guy, is this a good buy for me?
AppleFury
Yep, you will fit great in any of these chairs!
What’s the dif between the 2018 and 2017 Onyx? Is it just the 4d arm rests?
Joshcurry88
Yep, 4D armrest and upgraded headrest pillows.
Damn, i wish this shipped to EU
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Poland
johhnyguitar
@Molylepke @johhnyguitar, Offering international shipping through Massdrop at this time is just not possible considering the goods are already here in the US for Massdrop. Shipping rates to anywhere in Europe would be in access of $250 per shipment. Also, the pricing you see here on Massdrop would not include VAT. That would be added the the price as well. You can check out all the models here. https://www.akracing.com/ It is available on Amazon here. https://www.amazon.de/AKRacing-Office-Nintendo-Schreibtischstuhl-Stoffbezug/dp/B07B43DJ7X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544569738&sr=8-1&keywords=akracing+opal Cheers.
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I bought a cheap gaming chair off amazon and the padding has completely flattened. How long should the opal's pad last?
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To be clear, there is a frame that is in the backrest as well as the seat cushion. However, Our cold moulded foam surrounds our frame so you will not be able to feel it. Also, since this series does not have side bolsters it puts the frame even further away from where you legs would be. So, to answer your question there are no side metal bars on this chair but its not all foam either.
Just to clarify. If the PU material starts to shed, the 5 year warranty will cover it? Cause on akracing's webstie, it says it won't be covered.
Howdy Everyone! We are offering a special one time pricing on this drop Christmas. If you have been waiting on a great deal for any of these models, especially the Onyx or Onyx Deluxe take advantage now. You will not see this type of pricing again anytime soon! Cheers.
For the Obsidian model, when the seat reclines backward can it lock into place? Other models mention a lock function so unsure if this one reclines with weight only.
SymphonicBum
Sorry, the Obsidian model does not have the "Rock & Lock feature you are referring to.
Привет, в Украину отправляете ?
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Эх , жаль. Спасибо за ответ.
mexanik2109
Напевно. Не проблема.
It's good that non leather options are given
I have been using my 2017 model of your Onyx chair for a little under a year now and before 2 nights ago could only say nice things about it. Unfortunately the right side seat frame has now bent almost right under the recline lever. This makes the chair unusable and most likely dangerous to continue sitting in. I stopped using it immediately after. I’ll attach some photos of what it looks like now. One from the front and several of both sides. You can clearly see the right side is no longer straight as the left still is. So let me know the next step of the process to get this issue resolved. I miss sitting in it already.
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The above is a portion of the email I sent to Service@AKRacing.com a month ago. They did respond at first, asking for a receipt and shipping address which I provided. And now silence for the past 3 weeks...
Infrapurple
Hi, of course we're sorry to see your problem with your chair. Your experience is not common or what we expect in terms of response time from our service team, which usually responds within one business day. I will find out what is going on in the morning and we'll get you taken care of. I will post an update then.
Infrapurple
Hi, I have confirmed that we just did not have any replacement parts available. That's no excuse for the lack of communication on the topic and we apologize for that. We received a new shipment today that has brand new Onyx stock on it, so we will open a new chair and send you out a replacement part from there. That will be done today. Again, we do apologize for the delay but more importantly the lack of communication.
I'm 5' 10" 195-200lbs. Will the Onyx be OK from a size perspective?
@AKRacingAmerica
I purchased a Onyx Deluxe in 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed it up until recently when the back gave out. I contacted your support and after confirming that the chair was damaged, I was informed that " Unfortunately we are out of stock of the Onyx at the moment. I can update you when we get new shipment in. " This was weeks ago, and any attempt to follow up with support for an update or an ETA has not been replied to. After weeks of sitting in a broken chair, my back is really beginning to have problems. At this point I feel compelled to share my experience here.
wyman
Hi, yes, it is true, we are out of Onyx so don't have any replacement stock for you. I apologize further that we have been a bit short handed in service the past two weeks so, after replying to your initial ticket, they may have delayed replying until they have more information. No excuse but you will be taken care of. Some Onyx stock will be in next week. We apologize for your problem and less than satisfactory follow up.
wyman
Hi, I have confirmed that we just did not have any replacement parts available. That's no excuse for the lack of communication on the topic and we apologize for that. We received a new shipment today that has brand new Onyx stock on it, so we will open a new chair and send you out a replacement part from there. That will be done today. Again, we do apologize for the delay but more importantly the lack of communication.
I understand the price difference is vastly different. so I can appreciate a difference in the quality of comfort, but has anyone used one of these as well as a Herman Miller Chair? Looking the Onyx Deluxe Chair ($430) and just wondering if it'd be better to go with a second hand Herman Miller.
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I guess by question is around the longevity of the chair. It's great that in 2 years it is holding up. From your experience, would you say it would be have a "worn" feel to it after 5 years? Do you see it lasting up to 10 years?
One_Eyed_Jackal
I am the owner of a Herman Miller Embody for one year now. I tried an AKRacing Onyx yesterday at a store and at a friend‘s house afterwards. To be brutally honest, the Herman Miller is miles ahead. Nuff said. The AKRacing is OK for the price, I guess, but the back support that the Embody provides is in a whole other league. If best-in-class back support is vital to you, get a Herman Miller.
@AKRacingAmerica @B.Hutch Hi I received
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my chair today but the plastic cover over the back adjustment handle was cracked. How do I go about getting a replacement part
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Yes mine shipped before even massdrop notified me. I actually got the notification after I received it. I thought it was strange. Hope you get yours soon.
Our email to reach us to have parts replaced is service@akracing.com I apologize that this has happened to you, just contact us and I promise we will handle this as soon as possible.
when will the akracing pro drop? missed last drop :/.
BigBurrito
Dont worry it will be back around.
Would love to see a Blackout version of the Opal here on Massdrop. If that ever comes to be I'd be looking at outfitting my whole office with them (10+)
@AKRacingAmerica For the onyx it says 100% more cold cured foam, can you explain? in past listings the specs show it having the same amount of foam as other chairs.
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Arozzi lists foam weight as well, though not always. I'm looking at both the onyx and aero, would you be able to tell me how much foam difference is in just the seats? And how long the foam is rated to last in the seat on the aero and these 3 chairs. My current chair I don't feel any cushion anymore.
Highnite
Arozzi lists foam weight on one model I think here at Massdrop only. But no matter, it's not just foam weight it's also the type of foam, we use only cold molded foam, other companies use some cold molded foam but also mix in original foam or other types of foam. We warrant the materials in our chairs for five years. But really it should last longer than that. The Onyx and the Aero are pretty different. the Onyx is more roomy. If you are a bigger person or just prefer more room you'll find the Onyx more suitable. A lot of the difference in the foam weight is because of the size of the chair and frame.
The all Fabric Opal looks almost perfect for me, this may be in my top chairs im considering.
Is the seat more soft or firm? One problem I've encountered is certain chairs being too soft, which way does this chair lean in terms of firmness?
t_dog473
This chair will be a nice median that actually molds to your body like memory foam does. It is design with ergonomic support, comfort, durability, and long seating sessions in mind. You will not be dissapointed in AKRacing chairs. They are Massdrop's brand of choice and thousands and thousands of our community members are happy with the AKR chairs they purchased.
the obsidian looks identical to the carbon black premium v2 I bought not long ago?
a_boy
Yes, it is based on the same design but with a flat seat instead af the racing style seat with side bolsters. The new model also has an upgraded mechanism and armrests versus the previous version.
Is the maximum seat height actually 17.1 in (top of the seat)? That seems substantially lower than AKRacer Aero chairs, which listed a minimum seat height of 17.3 in and maximum of 21.3 in. I know the Aero has 0.5 inches larger wheels but that's only a small portion of the difference. Are the two chairs being measured the same way? What causes the difference? Thanks. I have a relatively high desk so a good height range is one area of interest.
sfjs
Hi,
Correct, the max height at the top of the seat would be 21.3 inches. The two slightly different measurement approaches have been used here. Aero lists max height with the seat thickness included, while Obsidian height of 17 inches does not include seat thickness, which is 4.3 inches and, once added together, brings it to the same max height of 21.3 inches.
Can the armrests be removed?
Mael
Yes, they can.
Except for the Onyx, these are new models that were not in the 2017 lineup.
" it also has 4D adjustable armrests".
You mean the armrests also allow us to move in TIME? 😀
bookworm13
No, but the armrests can :) Actually, the 4th "D" is in and out to the left and right so you can adjust width between the armrests. That's different than the 3rd "D" which is that they angle in and out to the left and right.
I got the Onyx with real leather last year for $450 and this new one is $546...I wonder why the $100 increase?
fvbounty
The armrests are upgraded to 4D, which adds width adjustment. But that is only part of it. The costs of the raw materials in China has gone up and our freight costs for this model are also more. We will not cut corners to make a chair we can sell at the old price.
fvbounty
Pricing for the new Onyx in this drop is $419.99/499.99 depending if you want leather or not. While that is slightly higher than previous these do have upgraded arm rest and support pillows and we are still $200 dollars cheaper than anyone as the market price on the ONYX Deluxe is $699.99. Also, as AKRacing has mentioned the product cost is higher so Massdrop's purchasing cost is higher.