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The Famous Nagaoka TS-561/3 Japanese HDPE CD Anti-Static Inner Sleeves
Protect your valuable CD/SACD/SHM-CD/SHM-SACD and DVD recordings against scratches dust and dirt.
The same quality product as the well-known Nagaoka Discfile 102 for vinyl records
These inner sleeves for CDs are perfect for storing them in Cardboard Mini LP-styled CD version covers.Not CD Jewel Cases
The clear plastic sleeves are similar to the ones you get in Japanese paper sleeve packages.
They're great for using if you lose your sleeves from any of those, or if you've bought LP-styled CD packages from other outlets and want something to protect the CD inside. Antistatic, and very well constructed
It is nevertheless a safe bet that 99%+ % of Audiophiles & Record Collectors would agree that CD/SACD LPs shouldn't be stored in plain paper sleeves. Cheap, non-acid-free paper sleeves degrade with time. Paper is derived from the cell wall of plants; lignin, one of the chemicals contained in the cell walls, is unstable and light sensitive and decomposes into acidic products. While bleaching removes the lignin, the paper making process produces other detrimental byproducts such as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid.
If you look around the hi-fi support market, you will find a wealth of products devoted to the care and attention of vinyl from cleaning materials and liquids to fancy inner sleeves and outer sleeves that protect the covers.If you care to search for a similar array of products devoted to the lowly CD, you will have a harder time. As we have seen all too often, the CD, once thought to be indestructible, is damaged all too easily. In fact, you could argue that the CD can be disabled easier than vinyl. At least you have to put a bit of elbow grease when scratching a vinyl record. A light swish across a CD can disable it for good while merely depositing a fingerprint on the silvered side can interrupt play.
The soiling or damage bestowed upon the CD surface is not helped by a typically unforgiving jewel case while a card sleeve can be just as abrasive to a CD as paper sleeves can be to vinyl. Nagaoka has produced a simple solution that acts kindly to the CD surface while enabling you to provide long-term protection.
Taking the classic bucket shape, vinyl inner sleeve design, these thin yet very soft CD inner sleeves will not scratch the CD surface and will also provide essential protection. Just as importantly, the inner sleeve offers anti-static properties. The inner is of no use to those determined to stick with jewel cases for storage but will be ideal for those utilising mini-vinyl sleeves or a bespoke storage system. For digital fans looking to retain their CDs over a long period, such a system should be seriously considered. The Nagoaka inners will provide an essential part of any such project. - Paul Rigby