I like a paper manual myself, but the last Emotiva product I purchased didn't even include one.
If I wanted a copy i had to print it out myself.
I didn't even bother.
...and this has nothing to do with SQ. I think the Emotiva products sound great.
Just wish their manuals also had similar high standards.
It can be done if they think it is important enough to do so and I think that is the real question here.
(well it is to me and this is what I don't get)
Just look at some Outlaw manuals to compare.
I agree in that I much prefer to have a paper manual than have to print one out as well. Some that do not have the latest computers (programs) might have trouble accessing online manuals. Then if one does not have a printer then they can not print the manual. You make a very good point about Outlaw and their manuals. Outlaw even went to great lengths to improve the manuals of the Velodyne SMS-1 and the Onkyo 886. They did this as at the time they were selling both products. So it is amazing that Outlaw made the effort to improve the manuals of products that did not even produce. I just tried to download the online manual of the 975 and it will not load (see above ). If I recall is the 975's manual isn't that detailed. Has Outlaw updated the manual? Or does the 975 come with a more detailed printed manual?