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What would be your dream Oscilloscope for around $3000AUD

HAMEG HMO2024
3 (18.8%)
RIGOL DS4024
3 (18.8%)
Agilent? which one?
6 (37.5%)
LeCroy? which one?
4 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: July 15, 2013, 03:47:52 am

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Offline Hemley

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Oscilloscope
« on: June 15, 2013, 03:47:52 am »
Off we go guys...
 

Offline Hydrawerk

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 03:50:37 am »
These are totally different scopes... But the Rigol DS4000 has better hardware and waveform update rate. I vote for Rigol.
But if you want a very compact scope, buy the Hameg.
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Offline Hemley

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 03:57:23 am »
In what regard are they so different?
 

Offline Hydrawerk

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 04:13:43 am »
Oh, download their datasheets and compare. Hameg is a high quality product with almost bug free firmware... But has a much smaller memory than Rigol, for example. I don't like the multiplexed vertical knobs.
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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 04:45:35 am »
Everyone complains about the vertical knobs. I am a huge analog fanboy, trust me - I love having all my controls separate. But look at the number of things a lot of modern DSOs can display: Ch 1 - 4, multiple reference waveforms, FFT, logic decodes sometimes, blah blah blah blah. Your choices are 1) Separate knobs for the channels, kludgey knob-sharing for everything else. Random inconsistency. Yuck. 2) Separate knobs for everything. Sounds great - I've always wanted my scope to have a cockpit! 3) Shared knob.
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Offline Yaksaredabomb

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013, 08:56:03 pm »
... I've always wanted my scope to have a cockpit! ....
Hahaha, that's funny.  Someone should produce a modern digital scope where every feature has its own knob/button/toggle/etc, just so we can see what that would look like.
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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 09:11:59 pm »
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What would be your dream Oscilloscope for around $3000AUD
I would buy the Agilent MSOX2014A scope. http://www.triosmartcal.com.au/2237-agilent-dsox2014a-4-channel-1000mhz-oscilloscope.html
Or maybe this DSOX3012A: http://www.triosmartcal.com.au/2257-agilent-dsox3012a-2-channel-100mhz-oscilloscope.html
But it is only my own opinion. Buy the right scope, that you need. The scopes are so different. Agilent DSOX has very good update rate but not a long memory. Rigol DS4000 has 140MB memory, but the waveform update speed is a bit worse.
So go read the scope's datasheets and find what is your favourite scope.
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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 10:01:27 pm »
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Offline Hemley

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 10:56:43 pm »
Hahaha, nice typo there Agilent! Pretty good price for a 4Ch 1000MHz Scope!!!  :-+
 

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 12:14:21 am »
I would actually prefer a 6+GHz spectrum analyzer over a top of the range DSO
Spectrum analyzers are just too expensive for hobbyists and really useful when doing FPV and building your own 2.4 or 5.8Ghz antennas.

I did see an ancient 24Ghz spectrum analyzer go for $600 on a auction site recently but its a lot to pay for something really old that may not even work properly.
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Offline kerrinal

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 02:28:02 am »
Could you please give me an item link of RIGOL DS4024. I am considering whether it worth more than 3000 bucks.
 

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 03:11:41 am »
I didn't take it apart.
I turned it on.

The only stupid question is, well, most of them...

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Offline kiss_eng

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Re: Oscilloscope
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 03:57:19 am »
Agilent. Especially with the insane deals that they have on their ebay store. People have been getting the MSOX2024 for ~$2000 all day long - with 3 years warranties, no probes, and factory CAL. For example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Agilent-PREMIUM-USED-MSOX2024A-Mixed-Signal-Oscilloscope-/181107568521?pt=BI_Oscilloscopes&hash=item2a2ada2f89
 


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