"Really Useful Boxes" for storage records and cds

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by stenway, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. stenway

    stenway Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    FL, USA
    I don't like use shelving racks, "IKEA KALLAX" etc. for my records/singles/cds, I prefer individual plastic boxes, IMO gives more protection that anything.

    The "Really Useful Boxes" catch my attention, I like that have a flat floor and looks like have squared side, my actuals have rounded sides, not flat flood and not solid, I'm looking a replacement.

    WEBSITE: Go Shopping - Really Useful Boxes - Music & Film »

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    12 inch: the problem! that I see on the picture is almost NO space on the sides, so if by example the record have outer sleeve is possible that don't fit :(

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    for 7 inch looks better more space on sides.

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    for CD's looks good.

    someone has try this boxes? do you recommend it?
    thanks.
     
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  2. onebit

    onebit Forum Resident

    I use the 9 litre and 3 litre for CD storage. I haven't tried them for vinyl.

    They are well made and stack-able. Sometimes I wish they were just slightly deeper, as jewel cases fit fairly tightly against the lid when the box is full.
     
  3. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

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    Really expensive boxes.
     
  4. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    I have almost a dozen of the white strong XL boxes for records. They are the best record boxes/crates I have ever seen or used. ALL of my LPs are in outer sleeves.

    I have about 30+ of the small 3L boxes for CD storage in Jazzloft sleeves.

    For record boxes, a cheaper solution that is not quite as good but adequate for most people are the corrugated plastic boxes from Bags Unlimited. When I shipped half my collection across the country, I bought some of these and have been generally very happy with them.
     
  5. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    They are not cheap, shipping adds more cost for sure. The LP boxes, at least in the U.S., can only be ordered from their site which ships out of a warehouse near Chicago. The smaller boxes I use for CDs can often be purchased on sale at office supply stores.

    Again, not cheap, but you get what you pay for with these.
     
  6. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Forum Resident

    In my experience if your lps are in polythene covers they're too wide to fit. I note that the images give some indication of this, buyer beware.
     
  7. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Are outer sleeves a different size in the UK? Because I have hundreds of LPs in outer sleeves in these boxes below:

    Go Shopping - Really Useful Boxes - 35 litre XL Really Useful Box »

    And those LPs are fitting in the white strong boxes just fine. Maybe a tad snug in the box, but nothing that causes any worry whatsoever. Again, hundreds of LPs stored in these things with outer sleeves from at least 4-5 different manufacturers I've sure. Never had a problem. I can't say if the boxes or outer sleeves are a different size in the UK. I can only speak to what I get here in the USA.

    Some sample pics here in case anyone thinks I'm making this up:

    My Favorite Record Crates »
     
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  8. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Forum Resident

    The boxes look exactly the same as do the covers, don't know why there's a difference. Do you measure in liters in the US, perhaps something gained in translation?
     
  9. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

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    Pacific Northwest
    I use them for CDs. Work well and you can stack them
     
  10. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    We are on the English Standard measurement system here in the U.S. However, all of the REB products I've ever purchased are marketed and labeled in "liters".
     
  11. BayouTiger

    BayouTiger Forum Resident

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    I use a bunch of different sized for all sorts of stuff. I like them much better than most of the bins out there. I do wish they paid better attention to the footprint dimensions as they have lots of very slightly different sizes than don't stack as cleanly as they might. I keep their table of different sizes on my phone so its handy when I am at Office Depot.
     
  12. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I never had that issue when I lived in the UK with my lps that were in sleeves with these boxes. At the worst they were just touching the sides but they fit and there was no real issue. I could see it being a problem if you use extra large lp sleeves and in particular those PVC type sleeves which are harder than regular sleeves and are wider might pose a problem.

    If you do buy them you need to make sure you get the XL lid or the box won't close. You can only fit the lps in with an XL lid.

    I wish they were easily available in Canada. I can get the larger box but not with the larger lid. Quite annoying.

    They really are great for lp storage. They used to sell them at the Olympia Record fair. Not sure if they still do but up until I left they always had a pretty big set up.
     
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  13. stenway

    stenway Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    FL, USA
    thanks to all and patient_ot for the pictures :righton:
    yes looks like fit even with outersleeve but so close! almost not space.
    I use the "blake sleeves" by the way... Record Album Sleeves - LP Covers - Frost and Clear | ClearBags »
    and yes the "white strong" are the solid ones... the clear ones with colors looks "cool" but yes the strong looks better.
    it would be nice if this company release a new ones REALLY MADE for records 12/10/7 inch with a enough space on sides.
    and yes are not cheap even more expensive if you are outside USA or UK.
     
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  14. Mx5468

    Mx5468 Active Member

    How long does it take to receive an order in the US? I placed an order back in mid July and I still haven't received anything.
     
  15. stenway

    stenway Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    FL, USA
    I still not order any box, boxes and shipping are expensive.
    share you review if you get the boxes, I hope you get it soon.
     
  16. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    You might want to call them.

    847-238-0444

    I only ever had one problem with an order, and that was because they were out of stock and waiting for more from the supplier. Once I called them it got straightened out very quickly.
     
  17. Hermetech Mastering

    Hermetech Mastering Vortextual Waveform Projection

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    Paris, France
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  18. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    South West, UK.
    I have 28 35L XL boxes housing Lps and polythene covers on half of them. The only Lps that don't fit are were the covers are over size non standard (quite rare). Also have smaller boxes for Cds and other stuff. These are by far the best storage boxes on the market and the Lp ones are far cheaper than pro flight cases.
     
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  19. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Corvette Lover

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  20. Robert C

    Robert C Sound Archivist

    Location:
    London, UK
    That looks great! How many records can you fit in one?
     
  21. Hermetech Mastering

    Hermetech Mastering Vortextual Waveform Projection

    Location:
    Paris, France
    You can fit about 100 records in each "section" (it tells you on each products page). I thought they were very cheap for how good they look/work, and shipping wasn't too bad to France either. I have one of these smaller ones too, sits by my TT and room for a night's DJing there no problem. :)

    Zomo, VS-Box, VS-Box-100-1, VS »
     
  22. Robert C

    Robert C Sound Archivist

    Location:
    London, UK
    It would be cool to see a photo of how they look in real life. Could you take one?
     
  23. Hermetech Mastering

    Hermetech Mastering Vortextual Waveform Projection

    Location:
    Paris, France
  24. Hermetech Mastering

    Hermetech Mastering Vortextual Waveform Projection

    Location:
    Paris, France
    That's about half full.
     
  25. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident

    Very nice Hammer tech. Wish they were available in the U.S.
     

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