In Reply to: I have never heard a complaint of "hole stretching?" posted by Elizabeth on August 04, 2001 at 12:44:51:
in that CDs are made of polycarbonate, i hardly believe that the hole gets ANY larger. its tough stuff. the paper used for cd storage is not abrasive. theones that bother me are like the xrcd discs where its difficule to extract the disc from the container.
i like the combo paks that are paper on the outside, soft (polyethylyene) plastic in the inside. the non styrene that doesnt break.
Good point. The hole never seems to stretch on those
Thanks. Maybe it's the part of the jewel box that gets worn. I have several older CDs that always come loose in their jewel boxes, for whatever reason.
Reason I asked is that the 14 disc Ring set I just got has all the discs in paper sleeves.
I also have some large classical CD editions with paper sleeves. They seem to work fine. I use the same care with them as with an LP. I have always assumed the "hole" problem with jewel cases was strictly a function of the cheap plastic used in the case. When those ridiculous little tabs break or loose their spring......time to get a new case.
There is a fortune waiting for the inventer of the next jewel case. Any takers?
there was one made of polycarbonate (lexan) but how much do we want to pay for a cd box? the ones that came w/mofi discs were great but again too expen$ive.
i like the ones with cardboard outers, and polyetheline disc holders. they dont break.
to tell you the truth, i like the 12" cardboard holders with the big black sics in them better. the discs inside sound better too!
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