With the emergence of the Audiophile LP and the increasing availability of Japanese imports consumers became aware of alternative inners that cossetted rather than buffetted the vinyl within. The former category of discs (when of U.S origin) usually come in luxurious rice paper liners with stiffening layers; U.K consumers soon found out that they were available in packs of ten at a cost thats now shoot through the roof. But these same consumers also noted that the round bottomed luxury liners as used by the Japanese were also available seperatly and they matched the wondrous American sleeves in all but two areas. They share the same static fighting properties and they dont - if kept clean inside - scratch discs but they lack the easy-to-handle stiffness and the higher price.
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As close to the real nagaoka 102 sleeves as you will find.. Definitely worth the saving. Excellent sleeves.
I have used these after cleaning my records with the Moth machine over the past 8 years. They have helped to keep my records (about 4,000 of them now) in good shape.
I normal always use these as they are the best inner sleeves for use with rare and new vinyl , they will fit inside orginal inner so that
You can keep the vinyl clean and dust free while maintaining the right sleeves and compete items value product.
I previously used navaoka 102 sleeves which are reputed to be 'the best'. I thought I would try these and was pleasantly surprised they seem to be as good. Once you have cleaned a record properly it slides effortlessly I to these sleeves and equally slides out again de.onstrating the anti static quality. I want to buy more but they are out of stock.
I was unsure about these before buying as I've used the ones that also have the paper exterior in the past - also they looked a little like some of the dreaded inners that come with those old (and beloved) Supraphon classical LPs from the 60s.
They are in fact wonderful. I like to keep the original inner sleeves where possible, but once an LP has been through my Audio Desk cleaner I've had to fit an LP and two separate sleeves back into the cover. However these (with LP inside) slide easily into any existing inner sleeve (card, paper, poly) which for me is the perfect solution.
I think I'll buy 500 next time.
Many inner sleeves that come shipped with vinyl are made out of either cardboard or paper and can therefore be quite abrasive against the vinyl surface.
These sleeves eliminate this problem and help protect your records for years to come.
At 25p per sleeve it's a small investment considering the cost of vinyl these days. A no brainer.
This is a very honest product which just gets on very quietly and does its job. I really cannot understand why these weren't "standard issue" as most inner sleeves seem actually to damage the vinyl they are supposed to protect!
This is an honest product and very good value too. All my LPs get cleaned on my Moth RCM and get one of these inner sleeves to preserve the effect of the cleaning.
What can I say ! the sleeves seem to be of good quality, I have not yet actually tried them, as I've been busy but I'm happy with the service . Nicely packed and delivered quickly, will probably buy again when needed
I am in the process of cleaning all of my collection replacing each inner sleeve with these Nagaoka type sleeves or alternatively sliding them inside informative cardboard sleeves which are particular to the record. So far have got through several hundred. They are relatively cheap to buy and a simple way ok keeping records static free and clean.