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Somebody said this before, but I want to say it again…
The manual for the AMT3000 is probably the most perfect manual that has come with a relatively small piece of equipment in years of experience. It celebrates the old style of detailed manual and schematic that once came only with professional broadcast gear.
What am I saying, the AMT3000 IS professional broadcast gear.
Since computers have made everyone a “technologist” the manuals have shrunk to single slips of paper or online PDF files with typographical errors and bad writing.
Consumer equipment once came with schematics, back in the tube days, but in more recent times the only way to get a schematic was to order a costly “service manual,” and those were usually very blunt and to the point without much text.
A major name multi-meter I just purchased came with a tiny multi-linqual manual smaller than a checkbook, with such brief descriptions that parts of the meter are a mystery to me.
Other small manuals with radios and computer devices often have complicated iconic symbols in place of words and somewhat mixed up instructions about pressing this, that and the other, in order to do such and such, and I think that kind of equipment never becomes familiar to the user.
The Part15.us Award this year for Best Manual goes to SStran!