Advice on oscope

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by dsp_redux, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. dsp_redux

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    Hi everyone,

    I'd like to know if some of you had experience with a Pegasus oscilloscope Model 20. From what I know from the description, it's a 20MHz dual-channel oscope, sold with one probe, for 100$. What do you think? It'll be my first home oscope and I'm planning to debug an audio amp this summer so 20Hz to 44.1kHz should be all I need for now. Maybe some AM radio/FM radio (4.455MHz/10MHz on top of my head). What I'm wondering is... where do this oscilloscope come from, and is it worth it? A google search seems to show non-informative results.
     
  2. MikeML

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    $100 for an off brand 20MHz scope is more than I would pay. For example, here is an example of one that is being sold locally on our free classified ads. I have seen nice test equipment on KSL.com, CraigsList, and finally EBay.
     
  3. dsp_redux

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    There's someone else near where I live that sells a BK Precision 2120 (20MHz). The guy sells it for 250$ with the Power Chord, 2 probes, calibrated and the manual. I can get one around 100$-130$ with no probe on eBay. Is a 150$ offer too low?
     
  4. retched

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    hehheh "power chord" reminds me of rock guitar.

    The $280 Owons are 2channel digital O'scopes. delivered. with warranty. They are 25MHz scopes. so you can get a little more bang for your buck.

    I have the OWON 5022S for my home lab.

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    The same scope for $287us shipping included
    http://www.saelig.com/PSBEB100/PSSA002.htm
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  5. dsp_redux

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    But we are talking about double the price. Is it really worth it? Any feedback on the BK Precision?
     
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