We can’t actually get Nagaoka 102 inners anymore. I purchase the current Nagaoka inner sleeves but recently I found a packet of the old 102s on EBay.
I am finding the same. The old 102s are very difficult to open and appear to be statically charged.
The current version of Nagaoka sleeves don’t seem to display this issue.
I don’t know. I always used to get them then suddenly they stopped branding them as 102.
They are still available in U.K. but not branded as 102. Whether they are a slightly different formula as well I do not know.
Mine in Germany are not labeled 102 anymore on the front but called RS-LP in the text on the back. Some kind of rebranding but I was assured it is the exact same thing. I have purchased approx 10 x 50 pcs packs and they never had this charge you describe, they were perfect and I am very happy with them.
I had two, 8 years departed now but I still find the wool everywhere. Hence cleaning the whole collection, the wool is in the inner sleeves of records I had last played before I got the cats. It’s a battlefield, cats and vinyl don’t mix.
But I was only half joking, cat fur is also how we learned about static electricity in physics class ages ago. I understand the mechanism of creating it, but am unclear about how cleaning does away with it and how plastics like Nagaoka keep it uncharged.
Yeah one day I will probably have to redo the cleaning one day. But I do hope that day is still far in the future.
We got to play with a van der Graaf generator. Logic says the static has to discharge somewhere. In the RCM I assume this would be into the liquid and then through he body of the RCM or something. In the sleeves I really dunno.
This is so odd. I searched for the new ones and cannot find those for sale here, only the N102 branded ones.