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Oscilloscope advice

  1. Feb 21, 2010 #1
    I am currently an electrical engineering student and I am considering buying an oscilloscope. Since I'm in college, I'm looking for a fairly inexpensive one, but I also don't want to throw money away on one that is too cheap. I saw that frys has a LeCroy waveace 40MHZ oscilloscope for $680.

    I would like to use it for constructing audio amplifiers and pre-amps as well as school stuff. Can anyone tell me if this one is any good or do I really need to spend more money to get one worth having?
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  3. Feb 21, 2010 #2
  4. Feb 22, 2010 #3
    I've got one off of EBAY and another from a Pawn shop. Both were excellent for performance vs price and less than half of what you would pay at any store.
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  6. Feb 22, 2010 #5
    Check out the Rigol DS1052E. They go for $550 on ebay, and use a similar if the not the same firmware as Agilent's low end scopes. There is a nice review of it on youtube, and many people I've heard give it thumbs up.
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