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Hello, Shai.  But haven't you got jewel cases where there is a plastic blob
left over from the manufacture in the middle of the surface against which
the CD rests, guaranteeing a circular scratch on the CD, the kind that
foils error-correction because it parallels the laser path?

Best, John




On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Actually, a lot of thought went into the design. Granted it's not the best
> I've seen ( that would be the one Mobile Fidelity used) but it did achieve
> the main goal: hold the cd by the center hole, suspended so that nothing
> touches the surfaces and be easy to remove when you press lightly on the
> center. Again, I do not think it's the best they could come up with but at
> the time it was very elegant. As for space, considering that a case can
> hold two cd's that's 160 minutes of music. 4 Lp's would take up much more
> room.
> Cheers
> Shai
> בתאריך 30/03/14 9:40 PM, ציטוט John Haley:
>
>> I have always been amazed that the same techno wizards who could bring us
>> CD's and their digital prodigy got stuck with the jewel case for
>> packaging.
>>   What a lousy, dumb design it is, from delaminating center holes to weak,
>> easily breaking hinges, to space hogging on shelves, etc.
>>
>> Best,
>> John Haley
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Richard L. Hess
>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>  On 2014-03-30 12:14 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
>>>
>>>  For the education of us ignoramuses who have never seen an SACD case,
>>>> can
>>>> you link to an image of one or describe it with words?
>>>> Like this?
>>>> <http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=detail&title_id=12486>
>>>>
>>>>  Hi, Lou,
>>>
>>> I think, hinges and logos aside, the huge thing between CD jewel cases
>>> and
>>> DVD/SACD cases is that the original CD jewel case centre hole latch can
>>> be
>>> hard on dual-layer discs, potentially delaminating them upon removal from
>>> the case.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Richard
>>> -- Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask],
>>> Ontario, Canada                             647
>>>
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>>>
>>>
> --
> Cheers
> Shai Drori
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