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Old 6th October 2008, 03:42 PM   #11
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If anybody here is willing to spend serious money on a top-of-the-line audio analyzer, Stanford Research has a special for their new SR1. Very close to an AP, MUCH easier to use software, and for a fraction of the price.
The special runs for a limited time at $ 6900. I played with it at the AES.

http://www.thinksrs.com/products/SR1.htm

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You must really be lurking in the bushes

at that price I think I'll sell my AP2022 and buy it.

Did you get yours with the rubidium frequency standard?
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Old 6th October 2008, 04:51 PM   #12
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Jack,

No I didn't get it at all, can't afford it, but if I could sell my AP S1 for say 4 or 5K I would go for the SR1 immediately.

I also stopped by at the Prism booth to take a look at the dScope III. Talked to the guy, Doug, who runs that business, turns out he's an ex-AP manager. And Wayne Jones, the former owner of those Canadese instruments, Amber, now works for AP. Small world. The dScope III is about midway between an SR1 and an AP5xx in capability but starts at $13k.

And of course we have the new Rhode&Schwarz starting at $40k....

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Old 7th October 2008, 01:17 PM   #13
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Rohde is a frequent contributor to QEX -- the ARRL's experimenter magazine. He did a wonderful series of articles a few years back on what makes a good receiver tick. (A good receiver doesn't tick, btw).
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Old 7th October 2008, 08:55 PM   #14
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I spoke with someone at SR -- the unit won't be available until late December, early January.

I think that they really priced it right.
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Old 7th October 2008, 09:33 PM   #15
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They told me it is an "introductory price" - whether that is real or a marketing ploy remains to be seen.

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Old 10th January 2009, 01:22 PM   #16
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They told me it is an "introductory price" - whether that is real or a marketing ploy remains to be seen.

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There's an AP27xx on sale on the 'Bay -- from a guy in Oz.

When I spoke with the folks at SR they seemed a little disappointed that the THD on the source couldn't be squeaked down to levels achieved by the 2700 -- I haven't heard from them on availability yet.

AR2 -- for a nice function generator you might start to see the Tektronix FG5010 showing up on EBay, as well as the SG5010. These 4 digit plug-ins require a TM5000 series mainframe. With the recession fully underway expect to see this stuff more frequently. The SG5010 has THD% as low as my AP analyzer and is programmable via GPIB.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 12:21 PM   #17
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Thank you jackinnj,

I started watching for them on eBay.
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Old 25th January 2009, 02:51 AM   #18
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Hallo Jackinnj,
Thank you!

as "doctor" prescribed I just got one of FG 5010 off the eBay. I think I nailed a very good price - $ 150.00 They are normally going for $ 350.00 and more. There was starting bid for $99 and buy now option for $ 150. I didn't want to take chance to loose it, so I went for it.


I have conntacted this guy. It seems that items he is selling are overall in the good shape. On my email regarding the condition of the items he responded:

"It appears to be in good condition. I cannot test it because I do not have 7000 series scope, but I have bought other stuff from this lab and they don't sell me junk. They just cleaned out some of the older items."

Just a note, this is wrong - this item doesn't go into 7 series mainframe, but to TM5000 frame.

Now this is for anyone else intersted. In the response to me seller noted to have two units. Since I took one there is one more left. I figure out, jackninnj was kind enough to pass the advice, (very much appreciated) here is my part:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TEKTRONIX-FG-501...1%7C240%3A1318

Hope someone gets it.



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