Spectrum Analyzer Plug in for Tektronix 5103

Thank you Jackinnj for the info. I will go for it. I actually purchased really nice manual from different place for $ 15, for differential amplifier 5A21N. It is really nicely printed.
Since I am eager to try it tonight (it arrived today) could you tell me where it gets plugged in 5103?
I think it takes horizontal and one vertical slot, but I am not sure. Also what are the extender cards that you are mentioning? Do you have their number or name?
Thank you very much for pointing mr out.
AR2
 
jackinnj said:
While the 5000 series scopes are pretty low bandwidth, they are very low noise -- I am glad to hear that you got the differential amplifier as well.

I think Tek 5000 is a good buy considering amount of plug ins. Differential amplifier was $ 15 in a perfect shape. I paid more for the manual than for the plug in itself. I still have to look for differential probes. Yes, I agree with you regarding the bandwidth, but I think it is quite sufficient for all my analog measurement (it certainly has bigger bandwidth than my knowledge
:D )
This scope goes for low price on eBay $ 100 - 200 and they are usually loaded. I got mine for $ 132 with time base and two dual amplifiers (4 inputs) Someone could find these even for less. I have another HP with higher bandwidth but I wanted to have this one because of versatility. 7000 series would be nice but they are more expensive. All together, scope, with time base, two dual amplifiers, differential amplifier and spectrum analyzer were roughly $ 300.00
What I am missing now is good function generator.
 
janneman said:
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

Jan Didden


Jan

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?
 
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....

Jan Didden
 
janneman said:
They told me it is an "introductory price" - whether that is real or a marketing ploy remains to be seen.

Jan Didden

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.
 
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-50...14&_trkparms=72:1205|66:4|65:12|39:1|240:1318

Hope someone gets it.



:) :)
 
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....

Jan Didden
Jan,

Which unit between a R&S UPL (low distortion gen.)and a Stanford Research ST1+ would you rather own?
Same for has lower distortion gen. and analog distortion measurement capabilities?
Same for digital?

Your thoughts about the Spectral Measurements M1 and M1E?

I see you as one of the most qualified to answer the above questions and give an unbiased opinion.

Thank you.
 
Jan,

Which unit between a R&S UPL (low distortion gen.)and a Stanford Research ST1+ would you rather own?
Same for has lower distortion gen. and analog distortion measurement capabilities?
Same for digital?

Your thoughts about the Spectral Measurements M1 and M1E?

I see you as one of the most qualified to answer the above questions and give an unbiased opinion.

Thank you.
Correction, SR1+