buying an oscilloscope
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri May 30 17:30:34 CDT 2008
Tony Duell wrote:
> About 15 years ago, we got a new Tek CRT 'scope where I was working. I
> tried it out, and to me the trace wasn't sharp. I complained to Tek, who
> claimed it was within spec, and asked what I was comparing it against.
> said 'My old 555 at home'. Their comment was that the old 500 series had
> wonderfully sharp traces (if correctly set up), and nothing afterwards
> comes close...
The only one I've seen that does (my first was a 545A) is the 453.
NOT the -A variant, but the original 453. Fantastic trace quality.
>> Now, if you could find an HP LogicDart cheap somewhere ......?
> Good luck :-). That's a wonderful instrument that was totally
> mis-marketed by HP, so nobody tired to buy them until it was too late :-(
I agree. They fetch serious money on eBay. HP has a history of
discontinuing products when there's still significant demand. Dumb,
Port Charlotte, FL
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