Does anyone here have any experience with this scope? 200mhz for $329.00!
While I agree that it is cheap, you are sacrificing a LOT for that 200MHz.
- Hantek quality is VERY subpar. Not as bad as Owon, but really low quality.
- This instrument has a crazy short memory depth (only 40K samples, compared to Rigol which has 24M Samples).
- Limited triggering options
- Only 2 channels
- No intensity grading (which gives the digital scope analog like performance)
- No decoding
The Rigol DS1054Z costs a bit more but you get WAY more performance for the dollar (excluding bandwidth) than you do from this scope. The DS1054Z can be easily hacked with a simple generated license code to give you a VERY powerful 100Mhz scope for around $400. I can go into a huge range of features that the Rigol has and this hantek lacks if need be, but most are covered in the bullet points above. If you NEED the 200MHz bandwidth (instead of the 100Mhz bandwidth of a hacked DS1054Z) then there is no alternative at this price point.
As an aside, if you have your heart set on Hantek:
Hantek - Tekway - DSO hack - get 200MHz bw for free - Page 1
Apparently you can hack some of the lower models to get the 200MHz bandwidth.
I have never owned a scope before.I am willing to consider any brand as long as it isn't too bad! Ergonomics is not important to me but resolution is because I'm getting up in years and my vision isn't as good as it used to be! Ease of use would be a plus in any scope that I buy.
I plan to primarily use a scope for restoring vintage audio gear, building a few tube amps, speakers and possibly dabble with chip amps. I might get into some digital electronics and that's why I want a digital scope. (besides the fact that I don't have room for a boatanchor analog one!) Or I may end up losing interest after awhile! As far as hacking a scope, I don't feel comfortable getting something I didn't pay for.
I know that everyone has their favorite brands of equipment and I'm the same way but I want feedback from people who actually own, or have owned, the stuff I'm considering. I have looked at the Rigol DS1054Z and I think it's a great scope but it's probably more than I will ever need. I really would like to stay under $350.00 if at all possible.
Although I have already downloaded the chart you recommended, thanks! The only problem with stats is that they don't tell you about any bugs in the firmware or software!
I cancelled the Hantek and am re-thinking what scope to buy. I have got it down to 2 scopes now, the Rigol DS1054Z and the GW Instek GDS-1054B. The Instek is a little cheaper but what I really like about it is the 50,000 waveforms per second as opposed to Rigol's 30,000, plus separate controls for each channel.
Instek is showing the GDS-1054B as having 10m per channel and 1m fft I do like the separate controls for each channel.
How important is a trigger out?