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We have more than 400 Gigabytes of various manuals, schematics, brochures, etc in (mostly) PDF format. They number perhaps 400,000 to 500,000 files.

Generally speaking, we do not take original physical manuals from our files and scan them to PDF files. Some manuals sites claim they do and perhaps they do... but, the VAST majority of PDF files you can locate anywhere on the internet are files that the site acquired from some other source, regardless of what they say.

In our case, we have spent untold thousands of hours since the early 2000's acquiring User Manuals, Service Manuals, Schematics, Brochures, etc. in PDF format and other electronic file formats from many many hundreds of locations on the internet and many of them are no longer available or are extremely difficult to locate. Probably around half of all the files that we have were originally produced by the companies themselves for use by their authorized technicians. In the past we have had access to many of the various company authorized tech sites and downloaded all that were available. In most cases, most of those sites can no longer be accessed except by a few.

You might be able to find many of the files we have in a couple minutes from some free file download site. You might have to jump through many hoops to actually access files on many of the free download sites and end up wishing you had simply spent $5.00 and bought it instead. You might look for days or weeks before you could find some. You might look forever and never find some others.

Over the years, we have had as many as 10-20 different PDF files of the same manual. We have always in such cases done page by page comparisons of each file and saved the best quality pages from every file into the single file we keep and deleted the rest. In many cases, the service manual for a particular model might be a relatively small publication that is designed to be used together with another "mother" service manual which provided most of the info for a variety of additional revised model numbers. When we know that and when possible, we combine all the various manuals into a single file.

As a result of some or all of the above efforts, some of our files might contain multiple manuals combined together into one file, or include various sizes or enlargements of schematic pages, color pages, tech bulletins, etc. that you might not find in a PDF manual file from some other source.

If you are interested, you can read much more about the various problems with PDF files you might never have thought about. In 2014 we completed a very extensive project on our Pioneer files. We offered the entire library of more than 13,000 model /items as a single collection with a very extensive description of what it consists of. You might learn more about PDF manuals files than you thought you wanted to know. If interested, click this link... - Pioneer PDF Library

For the past several years we have thought that we would get this PDF section of our site published. But the truth is that we may never get them listed on our site. So for now, you simply need to email us and ask about any manual /schematic /etc that you want and we will reply with the information.

Since the beginning of StereoManuals in 2001, we have never accepted a single dollar from any person for our printed reproduction manuals without first knowing that they have seen a detailed manual description, page count, extras, individually-assigned quaity rating, and price.

We will do the same for the PDF files we have. So if you are only interested in having a PDF manual, or you want to know if we have something in PDF format that we don't have listed in our printed Reproduction Manuals Catalog, simply Email us to inquire about PDFs. We will respond and tell you what we have, the number of screen pages included, file size, an overall accessment of it's overall quality (Poor, Fair, Good, Perfect) and perhaps other comments about it's content, and of course the price. The price of most would be $3.00 to $5.00, with some at around $10.00, and a few as much as perhaps $20.00.

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