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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
My Dire Straits Brothers In Arms SACD case is broken. Any idea where to buy the replacement case, it is not the normal CD case. Thanks
post #2 of 15
I reckon you are describing the Super Jewel Box. It comes ina a couple formfactors including a not-quite-full-size DVD case.
Ebay has got a few. Just search super jewel box.
post #3 of 15
http://www.sleevetown.com/shop/Super_Jewel_Box_PLUS_(10_Pack).html

I just ordered a 10 pack and won't need all of them. PM me.
post #4 of 15
Be careful because, as Boso-Zuku alluded to, there is no "standard" super jewel box. There are subtle differences which may or may not fit the back cover art exactly.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by sivadselim View Post

Be careful because, as Boso-Zuku alluded to, there is no "standard" super jewel box. There are subtle differences which may or may not fit the back cover art exactly.

This is where a scissor becomes handy.

All of the CD cases (be it intended for SACD or not) I have encountered does not behave well when dropped to the floor, so I just use the cheapest cases I may find when something breaks. That said, digipacks usually are better.

Of course it is possible to make good jewel boxes: It just cost too much.
post #6 of 15
Bump.

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Originally Posted by sivadselim View Post

Be careful because, as Boso-Zuku alluded to, there is no "standard" super jewel box. There are subtle differences which may or may not fit the back cover art exactly.

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Originally Posted by allsop4now View Post

This is where a scissor becomes handy.

There is indeed a standard AFAIK. Er, two.

There is the Super Jewel Box brand (and it is a trademarked brand; technically "Super Jewel Box" doesn't refer/shouldn't be used to refer to just any jewel case taller than a CD case) that Sleeve City (linked to above) sells (here's a better, more direct link). These cases have wider hinges and feature the company logo both on the face of the lower hinge and just below the spindle under the disc.

And then there's the case style that 98% of the rest of my 100-title-strong SA-CD/DVD-A collection was purchased in. These cases have skinnier hinges and no logo/branding. I don't want to cut artwork to fit these titles' back covers into the newer cases. For some titles that would entail cutting text or UPCs depending upon how the artwork is laid out.

So it's the skinnier-hinged cases I'm looking for. Has anyone found a source for these?
post #7 of 15
It turns out that the skinnier-hinged cases were also manufactured by Super Jewel Box ("SJB").

The hinge switch took place circa 2003 at the behest of the record labels. The older cases were more expensive to manufacture (the narrow hinge took longer to cool from the injection molding process that creates them; longer cooling time meant slower production lines which means lower yields and higher costs).

The SJB DVD-A case is called "Plus." The old hinge version of this case is no longer available. Their CD case is called Standard. After calling SJB's Southern California office (which used to send old hinge product to whomever called needing some), I was referred to SJB headquarters in the Netherlands. They're sending me some old hinge Standard. As of earlier this week they had 800 pieces left.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Paul.R.S View Post

After calling SJB's Southern California office (which used to send old hinge product to whomever called needing some), I was referred to SJB headquarters in the Netherlands. They're sending me some old hinge Standard. As of earlier this week they had 800 pieces left.

How does one contact the SJB headquarters in the Netherlands? Do you have their e-mail?

Thanks,

R
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Razvanel View Post


How does one contact the SJB headquarters in the Netherlands? Do you have their e-mail?


Thanks,


R

Blast from the past upon cruising through my thread subscriptions. Apologies for not responding sooner. But hopefully you got this taken care of, gulp, years ago: http://2051009366.ds205.danego.net/?page_id=52
post #10 of 15
I think all you can get today is the large hinge on all three sized SJB. I just spent the last month looking for the narrow hinged stuff to replace some cracked cases and had no luck anywhere. Many SACD's have been released with the larger hinges so it's actually easier to replace the standard case without cutting the artwork. The best option for the plus size is to get a Silverline DVD-A from Amazon sellers. The Iggy Pop DVD-A was going for under $1 recently, but I think the guys from the QQ forum cleaned those out.


BTW, these things are amazingly brittle. They seem to crack for no reason.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

I think all you can get today is the large hinge on all three sized SJB. I just spent the last month looking for the narrow hinged stuff to replace some cracked cases and had no luck anywhere.

Yeah, if the exclusive manuf said three years ago that they no longer available, I'd think this to be the case now.


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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

IThe best option for the plus size is to get a Silverline DVD-A from Amazon sellers. The Iggy Pop DVD-A was going for under $1 recently, but I think the guys from the QQ forum cleaned those out.

Good idea. As of now, that Iggy Pop disc is still available through ZoverStocks for 27 cents. Having said that, that shipper is in the UK so it is possible that your shipment could arrive from across the pond . . . in a cracked case. But there are several other (domestic) options though for under $5.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Paul.R.S View Post

Yeah, if the exclusive manuf said three years ago that they no longer available, I'd think this to be the case now.
Good idea. As of now, that Iggy Pop disc is still available through ZoverStocks for 27 cents. Having said that, that shipper is in the UK so it is possible that your shipment could arrive from across the pond . . . in a cracked case. But there are several other (domestic) options though for under $5.



I ordered something from Zoverstocks recently and although everything was OK, it took about a month to arrive. Much too long to worry about those fragile cases.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

I ordered something from Zoverstocks recently and although everything was OK, it took about a month to arrive. Much too long to worry about those fragile cases.

You ordered Super Jewel Box cases through Zoverstocks.com? I've seen their listings for CDs and DVDs on Amazon Marketplace but I was not aware that they sell cases? (BTW I just got a malware warning when attempting to go to Zoverstocks.com via Chrome on my MacBook.)

EDIT: Oh, you mean you ordered some music in order to get at the cases. Understood.
Edited by Paul.R.S - 2/27/13 at 2:15pm
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Paul.R.S View Post

You ordered Super Jewel Box cases through Zoverstocks.com? I've seen their listings for CDs and DVDs on Amazon Marketplace but I was not aware that they sell cases? (BTW I just got a malware warning when attempting to go to Zoverstocks.com via Chrome on my MacBook.)

EDIT: Oh, you mean you ordered some music in order to get at the cases. Understood.



I ordered through Amazon Marketplace and it took a month to arrive, packed in a bubble wrap envelope. It was the first Weather Report Complete Columbia Albums box set, so thankfully it was in it's own box to protect it. Otherwise it would have been a disaster. The SJB's are all ridiculously fragile. There's no way they would survive the slow boat from Britain!
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by allsop4now View Post


This is where a scissor becomes handy.


All of the CD cases (be it intended for SACD or not) I have encountered does not behave well when dropped to the floor, so I just use the cheapest cases I may find when something breaks. That said, digipacks usually are better.


Of course it is possible to make good jewel boxes: It just cost too much.

Haha, i have a box with the following:

1. Epson labeler.
2. Scissors,
3. Single and Dual Super Jewel cases. There is a guy, Genesysdtp, who sells them both and Amazon and Ebay and is a very decent character.

Often times, especially with cheaply paper packaged Universal Japan or MoFi titles, that BTW are some of the best engineered recordings out there, I like the album so much that i just carve out the covers (steamer helps too) to fit into a super jewel case, then label it with the labeler on the side. This way i do not lose the dics among the other 490 titles.
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