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|Will Quality printed manuals always be available when YOU want one? Maybe not.|
|About Us Section - Manuals Philosophy|
We began our business buying and selling on eBay in 2001. At that time, we purchased more than a few copies of manuals from other sellers. Their descriptions were usually something like... *MINT*, Excellent, In Original Format, In Original FORM, Professionally Copied, HIGH QUALITY, Clean, Crisp, Scanned, High Resolution. Digitally Printed, Exceptional Clarity, Scanned at 600 dpi, Printed at 1200 dpi, etc. But honestly, upon arrival, the majority (not all, just 90+%) turned out to be just another disappointment. They were some combination of: poorly printed (sometimes very poor), or printed scans with irritating pixelated images, or small print in schematics that were unreadable, or 11" x 17" pages chopped to 8.5" x 11", or poorly constructed, or not constructed at all... a stack of loose pages.
Problems found with copies of manuals.
|These are but part of the problems many people
experience in trying to find a copy of the original documentation for their
audio gear. Perhaps you can identify with this.
We GUARANTEE that you
will NEVER... EVER!!! receive an unexpected pile of crappy pages from us.
We endeavor to provide an accurate and complete description with an assigned
Quality Rating to you before you purchase.
We are focused on quality instead of how fast we can crank something out
to make a dollar.
Our belief is that as much as possible, just being able to read something is not good enough. It ought to be cleanly reproduced, well-constructed and look good. This is a major part of the reason we started this business. As fans of classic audio gear, it's our goal to supply great reproductions to other vintage audio fans. A lot of old manuals are not particularly special as far as appearance goes. But a lot of the latter 70's manuals *were really great looking*. In those days, many audio companies provided not only great product documentation, but good looking manuals that played a part in the audio enthusiast's satisfaction.
|We offer satisfaction to
the collector part of you. Our reproductions of those great looking old
manuals are done exactly like the originals as much as "reasonably" possible,
including double-side printing, folded (and properly trimmed) pullout pages,
and card stock front and rear covers (some printed in color when we deem
appropriate). When you receive your StereoManuals reproductions, we hope
it will cause you to shout with glee, smile so hard your face hurts, sit
on the floor half the night playing with your gear again like when you were
young, invite your friends over to look, have a party and go dance in the
We do not intend to imply that every StereoManuals reproduction is a *work of art* because they are not. Large numbers of the original manuals were not either... they were just functional. While we can't usually redesign what the original manufacturer provided, we do make excellent reproductions of what they did provide.
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