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Rigol DS1054Z
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50 MHz Digital Oscilloscope with 4 channels plus 12 Mpt memory, 1 GS/s sampling rate.

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Features

  • The Number 1 Selling Oscilloscope of 2015
  • 4 Channels, 50 MHz Bandwidth
  • UltraVision: Deeper memory 12 Mpts upgradable to 24 Mpts via a software key
    ( this is not a typo.  This scope has 12 Megs of Memory standard! )
  • Up to 30,000 wfms/s Waveform capture rate
  • HUGE 7'' screen  WVGA(800X480) TFT
  • USB HOST, USB DEVICE, LAN, Aux (TrigOut /PassFail)
  • Incredible display with multi-Level intensity grading display
  • Realtime  waveform  Record,Replay, function (Opt.)
  • A variety of Math Functions
  • FFT function standard
  • A variety of Trigger Functions
  • Optional Serial Bus Triggering and Decoding functions(RS232,I2C,SPI)  These are software keys
  • Standard Mask test function
  • Automatic Measurements with Statistics
  • This scope is truly amazing for the price.  Deep memory, beautiful screen, 4 channels, free software, USB host interface, standard usb interface on the back, LAN/Ethernet standard, Aux (TrigOut /PassFail)
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Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope 50 Mhz DSO 4 Channels

         
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Rigol DS1054Z

 
 
 

Best Selling Oscilloscope

Find out with the DS1054Z is one of the top selling oscilloscopes in the WORLD since its release in September 2014. Read the reviews! Let our customers tell you what they think of this unit. Schools love them, companies love them, students and home hobbyist love the DS1054Z. Backed by a 30 day money back guarantee you cannot go wrong with this unit.

DS1054Z Features

  • 50 MHz Analog Bandwidth
  • Total of 4 Analog Channels
  • Maximum Waveform Capture Rate of up to 30,000 wfms/s
  • Includes 4 RP2200 150 MHz Passive HighZ Probes
  • Low noise floor
  • USB Host for Thumb Drive
  • Large 7" Display
  • 12 Mpts of Memory - upgradeable to 24
 
 

Customer Feedback

"I have used the scope for basic measurements so far, mostly audio signals and comparisons of such signals. It works well and the construction is as good as that of expensive top-brand items. The packaging was adequate and protects the instrument well. RIGOL has tried hard to pass themselves as a decent company to buy equipment from and they have succeeded, at least with this scope. I have used lots of lab equipment for many years in college labs and this would fit perfectly in every lab, given its low price, specifications and support. Highly recommended for tight budgets and high expectations"

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UltraVision

Rigol's innovative UltraVision technology provides a deeper memory depth of 12Mpts standard and is upgradeable to 24 Mpts (with purchase of MEM-DS1000Z). The DS1054z also provides the ability to quickly focus in on certain piece of a recorded waveform.

UltraVision

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Full Visibility

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Full Visibility

The large 7" display of the DS1054z, with a resolution of 800 X 480 pixels makes it possible to view all channels on a single screen. This makes for better usability and more efficient analysis.

Ultra-fast Sampling Rate

Rigol has given the DS1000z series the ability to capture up to 30,000 waveform per second. This coupled with the 12 Mpts of memory and sampling rate of 1 GS/s makes this a great oscilloscope for nearly any application.

Ultra-fast Sampling Rate

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Optional Waveform Recording

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Optional Waveform Recording

Rigol has made recording waveforms an accessible option for all users with the simple purchase of the DS1000Z-REC software option. This allows users to go back and analyze previous data.

Multi-Level Intensity Graded Display

This feature provides users the ability to focus in and visually detect event frequency over time.

Multi-Level Intensity Graded Display

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Advanced Triggering Options

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Advanced Triggering Options

Adding to the flexibility of the DS1000Z line up, Rigol has added the option to purchase and advance triggering feature. This includes triggering options such RS232/URAT, I2C, SPI, Runt, Windows, Nth Edge, Delay, Time Out. This option can be purchased under product number AT-DS1000Z.

Serial Bus Analysis Options

By purchasing the SA-DS1000Z Serial Bus Analysis Option, users can examine, decode and view RS232/URAT, I2C, SPI.

Serial Bus Analysis Options

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Advanced Signal Calculations

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Advanced Signal Calculations

Rigol has integrated an advanced system of formulas designed to resolve complex signal calculations.

What's In The Box

  • Power Cord
  • USB Data Cable
  • 4 Passive Probes (150 MHz) RP2200
  • Quick Guide

Specifications

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Model DS1054Z DS1074Z Plus DS1074Z-S Plus DS1104Z Plus DS1104Z-S Plus
Analog Bandwidth 50 MHz 70 MHz 100MHz
Digital Connector Port for optional MSO Kit No Yes Yes
Channels 4
Max. Sample rate 1GSa/s (Single-channel),  500MSa/s(Dual-channel), 250MSa/s(Fulll-channel)
Max. Memory Depth 12Mpts(std.), 24Mpts(option)
Max. Waveform Capture rate Up to 30,000 wfms/s
Real Time waveform Record,
Replay and Analysis function
Up to 60, 000 Frames(Opt.)
Std. Probes RP2200 150MHz BW Passive Probe:4 sets
Built in 2 Ch Source No No Yes No Yes

 

Sample
Sample Mode Real-time Sample
Real-time Sample Rate 1 GSa/s (single-channel)
500 MSa/s (dual-channel)
250 MSa/s (four-channel)
Peak Detect 4 ns
Averaging After both the channels finish N samples at the same time, N can be 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024.
High Resolution The highest resolution is 12 bit
Memory Depth Single-channel: Auto, 12k pts, 120k pts, 1.2M pts, 12M pts and 24M pts (option) are available
Dual-channel: Auto, 6k pts, 60k pts, 600k pts, 6M pts and 12M pts (option) are available
Four-channel: Auto, 3k pts, 30k pts, 300k pts, 3M pts and 6M pts (option) are available
Input
Number of Channels four-channel
Input Coupling DC, AC or GND
Input Impedance (1 MΩ±2%) || (13 pF±3 pF)
Probe
Attenuation
Coefficient
0.01X-1000X, 1-2-5 step
Maximum Input Voltage (1MΩ)  Maximum input voltage of the analog channel
CAT I 300 Vrms, CAT II 100 Vrms, transient overvoltage 1000 Vpk
With RP2200 10:1 probe: CAT II 300 Vrms
Horizontal
Time Base Scale 5 ns/div to 50 s/div
Time Base Accuracy [1] ≤ ± 25 ppm
Time Base Drift ≤ ± 5 ppm/Year
Delay Range Pre-trigger (negative delay): ≥1 screen width
Post-trigger (positive delay): 1 s to 100,000 s
Time Base Mode Y-T, X-Y, Roll, Delayed
Number of X-Ys 1 path
Waveform Capture Rate [2] 30,000 wfms/s (dots display)
Vertical
Bandwidth (-3dB) DS1104Z: DC to 100 MHz
DS1074Z: DC to 70 MHz
Single Bandwidth DS1104Z: DC to 100 MHz
DS1074Z: DC to 70 MHz
Vertical Resolution 8 bit
Vertical Scale 1 mV/div to 10 V/div
Offset Range 1 mV/div to 499 mV/div: ± 2 V
500 mV/div to 10 V/div: ± 100 V
Bandwidth Limit1 20 MHz
Low Frequency Response
(AC coupling, -3dB)
≤5 Hz (on BNC)
Rise Time [1] DS1104Z: 3.5 ns
DS1074Z: 5 ns
DC Gain Accuracy [3] <10 mV: ±4% full scale
≥10 mV: ±3% full scale
DC Offset Accuracy ±0.1 div ± 2 mV ± 1% offset
Channel to Channel
Isolation
DC to maximum bandwidth: >40 dB
Trigger
Trigger Level Range ±5 div from the center of the screen
Trigger Mode Auto, Normal, Single
Holdoff Range 16 ns to 10 s
High Frequency
Rejection2
75 kHz
Low Frequency
Rejection2
75 kHz
Trigger Sensitivity [1] 1.0div (below 5mV or noise rejection is enabled)
0.3div (above 5mV and noise rejection is disabled)
Edge Trigger
Edge Type Rising, Falling, Rising&Falling
Pulse Trigger
Pulse Condition Positive Pulse Width (greater than, lower than, within specified interval)
Negative Pulse Width (greater than, lower than, within specified interval)
Pulse Width Range 8 ns to 10 s
Runt Trigger
Pulse Condition None, > (greater than), < (lower than), <> (within the specified interval)
Polarity Positive, Negative
Pulse Width Range 8 ns to 4 s
Windows Trigger 
Windows Type Rising, Falling, Rising&Falling
Trigger Position Enter, Exit, Time
Windows Time 8 ns to 10 s
Nth Edge Trigger
Edge Type Rising, Falling
Idle Time 16 ns to 10 s
Number of Edges 1 to 65535
Slope Trigger
Slope Condition Positive Slope (greater than, lower than, within specified interval)
Negative Slope (greater than, lower than, within specified interval)
Time Setting 8 ns to 10 s
Video Trigger
Signal Standard Support standard NTSC, PAL and SECAM broadcasting standards
Support 480P, 576P HDTV standards
Pattern Trigger
Pattern Setting H, L, X, Rising Edge, Falling Edge
Delay Trigger
Edge Type Rising, Falling
Delay Type > (greater than), < (lower than), <> (within the specified interval), >< (outside the specified interval)
Delay Time 8 ns to 10 s
TimeOut Trigger 
Edge Type Rising, Falling, Rising&Falling
TimeOut Value 16 ns to 10 s
Duration Trigger 
Pattern Setting H, L, X
Trigger Condition > (greater than), < (lower than), <> (within the specified interval)
Duration Time 8 ns to 10 s
Setup/Hold Trigger 
Edge Type Rising, Falling
Data Pattern H, L,X
Setup Time 8 ns to 1 s
Hold Time 8 ns to 1 s
RS232/UART Trigger
Polarity Normal, Invert
Trigger Condition Start, Error, Check Error, Data
Baud 2400 bps, 4800 bps, 9600 bps, 19200 bps, 38400 bps, 57600 bps, 115200 bps, User
Data Bits 5 bits, 6 bits, 7 bits, 8 bits
I2C Trigger
Trigger Condition Start, Restart, Stop, Missing Ack, Address, Data, A&D
Address Bits 7 bits, 8 bits, 10 bits
Address Range 0x0 to 0x7F, 0x0 to 0xFF, 0x0 to 0x3FF
Byte Length 1 to 5
SPI Trigger
Trigger Condition TimeOut, CS
Timeout Value 16 ns to 10 s
Data Bits 4 bit to 32 bit
Data Line Setting H, L, X
Measure Manual mode | Voltage deviation between cursors (ΔV)
Time deviation between cursors (ΔT)
Reciprocal of ΔT (Hz) (1/ΔT)
Track mode | Voltage and time values of the waveform point
Auto mode | Allow to display cursors during auto measurement
Auto Measurement Measurements of Maximum, Minimum,
Peak-Peak Value, Top Value, Bottom Value,
Amplitude, Average, Mean Square Root,
Overshoot, Pre-shoot, Frequency, Period, Rise
Time, Fall Time, Positive Pulse Width, Negative
Pulse Width, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative
Duty Cycle, Delay A~B , Delay A~B , Phase
A~B , Phase A~B
Number of
Measurements
Display 5 measurements at the same time
Measurement
Range
Screen Region or Cursor Region
Measurement
Statistic
Counter
Average, Max, Min, Standard Deviation
Number of Measurements
Hardware 6 bits counter (channels are
selectable)
Math
Waveform A+B, A-B, A×B, A/B, FFT, &&, ||, ^, !, intg, diff, sqrt, lg, ln, exp, abs
FFT Window Rectangle, Hanning, Blackman, Hamming,Flat Top,Triangle
FFT Display Split, Full Screen
FFT Vertical Scale dB/dBm, Vrms
Number of Buses
for Decoding
2
Decoding Type Parallel (standard), RS232/UART (option), I2C (option), SPI (option)
Display
Display Type 7.0 inches TFT LCD display
Display Resolution 800 horizontal×RGB×480 vertical pixel
Display Color 160,000 Color (TBD)
Persistence Time Min, 50 ms, 100 ms, 200 ms, 500 ms, 1 s, 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s, Infinite
Display Type Dots, Vectors
I/O
Standard Ports USB HOST, USB DEVICE, LAN, Aux (TrigOut /PassFail)
Signal Sourse (DS1000Z-S) 
Number of Channels  2
Sample Rate  200 MSa/s
Vertical Resolution  14 bits
Highest  Frequency  25 MHz
Standard Waveform  Sine, Square, Pulse, Triangle, Noise, DC
Arbitrary Waveform  Since, Exp.Rise, EXP.Fall, ECG, Gauss, Lorentz, Haversine
Sine  Frequency Range  0.1 Hz to 25 MHz
 Flatness  ±0.5 dB (relative to 1 kHz)
 Harmonic Distortion  -40 dBc
 Stray (Non-Harmonic)  -40 dBc
 Total Harmonic Distortion  1%
 Signal-to-Noise ration  40 dB
Square/Pulse  Frequency Range  0.1 Hz to 15 MHz
 Rise/Fall time  <15 ns
 Overshoot  <5%
 Duty Cycle  10% to 90%
 Duty Cycle  Resolution  1% to 10 ns (select the greater one)
 Minimum Pulse Width  20 ns
 Pulse Width Resolution  10 ns or 5 bits (select the greater one)
 Jitter  500 ps
Triangle  Frequency Range  0.1 Hz to 100 kHz
 Linearity  1%
 Symmetry  0 to 100%
Noise [1]  Bandwidth 25 MHz
Internal Generated
waveforms
 Frequency Range  0.1 Hz to 1 MHz
Arbitrary Waveforms  Frequency Range  0.1 Hz to 10 MHz
 Waveform Length  2 to 16k pts
Frequency  Accuracy 100 ppm (lower than 10 kHz)
50 ppm (greater than 10 kHz)
 Resolution  0.1 Hz or 4 bit, select the greater one
Amplitude  Output Range  20 mVpp to 5 Vpp, High-resistance
10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp, 50 Ω
 Resolution  100 μV or 3 bit, select the greater one
 Accuracy  2% (1 kHz)
DC Offset  Range  ±2.5 V, High-resistance
±1.25 V, 50 Ω
 Resolution  100 μV or 3 bit, select the greater one
 Accuracy  2% (1 kHz)
General Specifications
Probe Compensation Output
Output Voltage [1] About 3 V, peak-peak
Frequency [1] 1 kHz
Power
Power Voltage 100-240 V, 45-440 Hz
Power Maximum 50 W
Fuse 2 A, T degree, 250 V
Environment
Temperature Range In operation: 0°C to +50°C
Out of operation: -40°C to +70°C
Cooling Method Fan
Humidity Range 0° to +30°C : ≤95°C relative humidity
+35°C to +40°C : ≤75°C relative humidity
+40°C to +50°C : ≤45°C relative humidity
Altitude In operation: under 3,000 meters
Out of operation: under 15,000 meters
Mechanical
Dimensions [4] Width×Height×Depth =313.1 mm× 160.8 mm×122.4 mm
Weight [4] Without package | 3.2 kg ± 0.2 kg
With package | 3.8 kg ± 0.5 kg
Adjustment Interval
  The recommended calibration interval is one year.
Regulation Standards
Electromagnetic 2004/108/EC
Compatibility Execution standard EN 61326-1:2006 EN
61326-2-1:2006
Safety UL 61010-1:2004; CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO.
61010-1-2004;
EN 61010-1:2001; IEC 61010-1:2001

Rigol DS1054Z Product Specifications Summary:
(for full specs please see the full specs tab or the data sheet)

Oscilloscopes/Digital Oscilloscopes Template

Bandwidth What's This?50 Mhz
Channels4
Sampling Rate What's This?1 GS/S 
Memory What's This?12 MP [megapoints] (12288 kB)
Rise Time What's This?7 ns
Screen Type (Oscilloscopes)TFT/LCD
Screen Size7 IN
Bits What's This?8
Battery OptionsNo

Test Equipment General Attributes

Unique FeaturesThe Number 1 Selling Oscilloscope of 2015
4 Channels, 50 MHz Bandwidth
UltraVision: Deeper memory 12 Mpts upgradable to 24 Mpts via a software key
( this is not a typo. This scope has 12 Megs of Memory standard! )
Up to 30,000 wfms/s Waveform capture rate
HUGE 7'' screen WVGA(800X480) TFT
USB HOST, USB DEVICE, LAN, Aux (TrigOut /PassFail)
Incredible display with multi-Level intensity grading display
Realtime waveform Record,Replay, function (Opt.)
A variety of Math Functions
FFT function standard
A variety of Trigger Functions
Optional Serial Bus Triggering and Decoding functions(RS232,I2C,SPI) These are software keys
Standard Mask test function
Automatic Measurements with Statistics
This scope is truly amazing for the price. Deep memory, beautiful screen, 4 channels, free software,
USB host interface, standard usb interface on the back, LAN/Ethernet standard, Aux (TrigOut /PassFail)
Warranty3 YEARS
Calibration IncludedFactory Calibration
Power Supply Voltage120V/220V Universal
Safety ApprovalCE, CSA
Data Logging What's This?Yes 
Interfaces I/O LAN / Ethernet, LXI, USB Host, USB
Product Weight3 KILOS (6.61 LBS)
Shipping Weight4.2 KILOS (9.26 LBS)
ECCN Number3A992
HTS/Schedule B Number9030.20.1000
Country of OriginChina

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Q & A

Q: Does the Rigol DS1054Z have the ability to record and play data from memory?
A: Yes. The DS1054Z does have record and playback functions. See the REC-DS1000Z option.

Q: Do you need the AT-DS1000Z Advanced Trigger Option to use the SA-DS1000Z Serial Bus Decoding with the Rigol DS1054Z?
A: No, you do not. You can manually set your triggers and then decode what you captured. However, it makes the process much, much easier if you have correct triggers already built.

Q: Could you confirm the maximum input voltage for the DS1054Z, using a 1x probe?
A: The Rigol DS1054Z comes with the RP2200 probes. In the 1x mode, the maximum input voltage is: 150Vrms. When in the 10x mode, the maximum input voltage is: 300Vrms. This is approximately equal to 425 VDC, if you consider the peak value. However, its always advised to use a DC Blocking capacitor when working with tube amplifiers with plate voltages over 300 Vdc.

Q: Is there a -S version of the DS1054Z with a built in generator?
A: The Rigol DS1054Z does not have a -S version with a built in generator.  The next model up the DS1074Z has a DS1074-S version with a built in generator.

Q: Is there a M version of the DS1054Z with logic analyzer option?
A: The Rigol DS1054Z does not have a -M version with Logic analyzer.  The MSO1074Z is the 70 Mhz version of this unit with the logic analyzer built in.  This is a hardware change and cannot be added after the purchase.  Keep in mind that Serial Bus Decoding with the Rigol DS1054Z can be done with the SA-DS1000Z software option.

Q: Why is the DS1054Z so inexpensive?
A: This is a question we often get asked about this unit.  It looks fantastic.  Why is it so inexpensive?  The answer to this is somewhat of an opinion here at TEquipment but Rigol wants market share.  They are making waves by having such a great unit at an unbelievable price. We like to see read the reviews.  Our customers write honest feedback. This unit is simply an AMAZING value.

Q: I am having trouble with my clip attachments staying on. How can I fix this?
A: Simply press the hook tip firmly in order to connect. You can view more information on this topic HERE!

Q: Can the Rigol DS1054Z show me harmonic content and distortion?
A: Yes it can by utilizing the FFT Math function. You can find the information in the User Guide on page 6-16.
FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) is used to transform time domain signals to frequency
domain components (frequency spectrum).
MSO1000Z/DS1000Z oscilloscope provides FFT operation function which enables users to observe the time domain waveform and spectrum of the signal at the same time. FFT operation can facilitate
the following works:
  • Measure harmonic components and distortion in the system
  • Display the characteristics of the noise in DC power
  • Analyze vibration
Q: When I capture a single trigger event, the only waveform information that is captured is whats on the screen, what can I do to get more capture time ?
A: What you need to do is change ( increase ) the memory depth manually. By default it is in AUTO mode. To increase the memory depth manually, press the ACQUIRE button, then select MEM DEPTH off the display menu, then use the multifunction knob and take it out of AUTO mode and set it the required memory depth. What is usually suggested as a starting point is the setting just before the maximum setting. Recapture the single triggered event and adjust the horizontal knob to move the displayed waveform left or right and confirm that you have captured a longer record length.
    Also be aware that the memory depth decreases for each channel that is turned on and this in turn decreases the record length of the capture.
Q: Is there a way to tell which displayed trace is what channel when I am using more than one channel ? Are the trace colors configurable?
A: The individual trace colors are not configurable, however, each of the displayed traces are different colors that match the color indicated just over the channel connector. Additionally, there are channel labels to the left of the trace which display the number of the corresponding channel for that trace. These labels can be edited. Its important to note that if there is a DC OFFSET on the signal then the trace marker will be offset as well; making it a little more difficult to identify the trace. As a last resort setting the scope to the channel in question and utilizing the vertical position control will also reveal which trace.

Q: When I use the X-Y mode, the refresh rate is really slow. Is there a way to increase it?
A: Yes, when using the X-Y mode, you need to take the memory depth out of AUTO and change it to 6 K.  This will increase the update rate substantially.
 

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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Matt
Location: Cherry Hill NJ USA
Recommended: Yes

Amazing value

This is a very nice scope for the money. There are several features that also can be upgrade via purchasing a key. If you are looking for a scope, this is hard to beat. Check out the review on EEVBlog, he goes in depth with feature reviews and a tear down.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Robert Parenton
Location: FRISCO TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellant Scope

The scope readings match exactly to my Tektronics Scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
eugene
Location: Finger Lakes NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Value

Phenomenal value. Incredibly deep memory, and features can easily be upgraded to those of more expensive ds1000 series scopes later. One caveat is that the front end electronics are noisier than Tektronics, etc which are admittedly MUCH more expensive. This is typical of inexpensive Chinese scopes, but if you don't use the highest sensitivity settings then you can save a tremendous amount of money.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Torban Peterson
Location: AB Canada
Recommended: Yes

Good

Value on this thing is incredible. Wish the menu select knob had a detent or something. hard to select menu items. i2c decode works well
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Pedro Castillo
Location: MIAMI FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Value!

Jam packed with all the features of many high ticket brands. The best value by far in my opinion.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Badass
Location: SCRANTON PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great O-scope!

If you are looking for your first oscilliscope you can not go wrong with this scope! It has more features for less cost than a dual channel 20Mhz scope back in the 1980s!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David E Queen
Location: ST Charles MO US
Recommended: Yes
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Awesome value for a well built 4ch scope

Outstanding value. Seems very well built and easy to use. All the trial options are a great added bonus so you can see what you would really use. Service from TEquiptment was top notch, friendly and helpful. My scope arrived sooner than I expected. Don't underestimate the value of 4 channels in a scope at this price point. Channels 3 and 4 are helpful more often than you think and when you must see 4 events at the same time to find an issue a 2 channel scope just won't do. My only suggestion to Rigal would be to use encoders with detents for all the knobs. The fan noise level.doesn't bother me .
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Chris
Location: CA USA
Recommended: Yes

This is the entry level scope to get

THIS is the entry level scope to get. The screen size and resolution are the smallest I'd want to use. It does not "feel" like a small screen. (because it isn't!) At first I did not think I'd used all four channels but with four I can have a useful logic analyzer. I'm working on embedded microprocessors and motion control I can see both logical level control and power on the same screen and take good-enough measurements. The ability to capture data and send it to people is so much better than emailing a cell phone photo of the analog scope screen My only complaint is the FFT screens. They are hard to read and hard to interpret. Still 5 stars because of over all build , value and ease of use
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jason Kemper
Location: LS MO US
Recommended: Yes
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Great oscilloscope for the hobbyist

After having spent 8 years as an electronics technician in the Navy, I am getting back into it as a hobby for me and as a diversion from video games for my son. I have never owned an Oscope and my previous experience was with analog scopes. So far this is a great little scope. I have only used it a dozen or so times and, after fumbling around for a few hours (its amazing how much I have forgotten about scope usage in general), I am able to make measurements with confidence. For the price this thing cannot be beat. I have not tried to unlock any of the features but may if any future project require the advanced functionality. I highly recommend this little Scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: DUNDEE OR US
Recommended: Yes
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Best bang per buck scope

the scope has a lot of features, is a really good scope for the money, and it dose have a few quirks with it , and the firmware, though, and i new this before making my decision to buy this scope, i don't think ll ever hit those said quirks.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gustavo Komel
Location: NORTH MIAMI BEACH FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Great, Very Satisfied !!

Lots of features ! I had a Tektronix TBS1102b, it has way more Gsa/s per channel but for my intended use I needed much more depth memory and a serial decoder, with that I'm very pleased with the DS1054Z. It has a lot of features, great interface, well construct, the four channels is amazing ( specially considering the price tag ), resuming is the "Best Bang fot The Buck" in the market !
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David Birch
Location: Cotopaxi CO US
Recommended: Yes

Hobbyist

I decided to get back into electronics because of another hobby, Model Trains, which have really become interesting with all the electronic features that they now have. I decided to set up a basic lab and settled on the Rigol DS 1054Z after reading the reviews. I am glad I did, it seems to be a lot of scope for the money and I am having fun learning how to use it. Rigol was not in my thinking but the more I see of their quality and price the more impressed I am.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          3.0
 
Andrew Smallridge
Location: REDMOND WA US
Recommended: Yes
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Faulty on arrival

When I unboxed the unit I found it to be well packed and well padded by the packing material. I could not wait to start using the DSO. The user interface with the various buttons and dials took a little getting used to. I found the interface a little unresponsive, for example when enabling or disabling channels you might have to press the button a couple of times to get it accept the selection. I also found it disconcerting to hear relays clicking as I changed the vertical scale. I could have lived with this behaviour but when I started to examine the waveforms, either from the calibration output or from shorted inputs, I found there was high frequency noise present superimposed on the waveform. The noise occupied 1 increment (2mm) on the vertical axis irrespective of the vertical scale and irrespective of the channel or channels selected. I tried different probes, those that came with the unit and others that I already owned, and it did not make any difference. There appears to be an issue with the vertical amplifier. I contacted TEquipment and they promptly organised an RMA to return the unit. Unfortunately I have to wait until they receive the unit back, and test it before sending a replacement. They did offer me the option of buying another and then getting a credit back when they receive back the original unit but who wants to pay double for something that arrives faulty? I will update the review when I have received the replacement and tested it out.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Raymond Leiter
Location: MECHANICSBURG PA US
Recommended: Yes
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The DS1054Z

What value! This scope provides a lot of capabilities for the price. At $400, you get what, not too long ago, would have cost around $4000! Once you get familiar with the scope and its many capabilities, you won't want to look at any other possibilities to meet your scope requirements. I just can't believe I can get this much value in an essential instrument for this price. The ONLY drawback I found to the scope is it doesn't provide a contrast setting so you're not able to adjust the display as well as you might like for the lighting conditions of the room. But for $400, I'm adjusting quite nicely!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
TimS
Location: DES MOINES IA US
Recommended: Yes
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Good value

Great value for the money, and tequipment has the best prices I've found.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jerry
Location: Dunnellon Florida USA
Recommended: Yes

A company that does right...

Second purchase with TEquipment, great product and service. Will look to them when other equipment is needed.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
HowardST
Location: STATESVILLE NC US
Recommended: Yes
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Great addition to hobby workbench

I'm a hsm and electronics hobbyist - casual user . Replaced a Tek scope which took up about five times as much space on the bench. Menu driven functions have a learning curve, but are readily mastered. My old eyes have a bit of an issue reading alphanumeric info, but scope placement on the bench has made that a minor issue for me. Very pleased with this scope
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
BradmanOH
Location: Cincinnati OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent value

We purchased this scope for our makerspace (Hive13.org). Our aging analog scopes were great for introduction to basic electronics but didn't have any storage (and the small CRT was hard for multiple people to see). After a great deal of research the Rigol 1054Z arose to the top for the best "bang for the buck". This is part of the new Asian value scopes that deliver almost all the features of the big names (Tektronix, Keysight) for about 1/2 the price. While I don't think they have quite the build quality of the military grade Tek line, I do feel they meet the need of the hobbyist. I personally bought a Hantek scope with similar features a few months ago, and I now wish I had gotten the Rigol. All these types of scopes usually suffer mostly from poor user interface design. You can really feel the menu structure and language is not quite baked. Comparing the Hantek to the Rigol I really feel like Rigol spent much more time on usability and overall appearance. I now know why the Rigol continues to win comparisons on the value scope line. We plan on putting this scope in our electronics lab as the main unit. I'm giving a class on the operation this weekend and I've dug pretty deep into the various menus and overall operation and I am still in love with this scope. We are a happy customer. BradmanOH
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Willie Walker
Location: HOLLIS NH US
Recommended: Yes
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My first oscope

I'm a seasoned software developer of 30 years. I bought this scope to help me learn more about electrical circuits as I started doing more bare-metal embedded programming. I haven't touched an oscope this century, so I was a little intimidated. All those fears were for naught - my experience with the Rigol DS1054z has been fabulous. It is very easy to use and I have been exploring/using various functions (e.g., math, triggers, etc.). As a plus - the saving of screenshots to a USB drive is trivial and I actually use that feature almost every time I use the scope. The size is nice, it's pretty quiet, and I've been using it nearly every day since it arrived. I've already recommended this scope to a number of people.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
James
Location: London ON CA
Recommended: Yes
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Great Value for a Digital Scope

What can I say that hasn't already been said about this scope, it is fantastic. The build quality is great, the controls have good feedback, and the menus are very intuitive. After using this scope I am going to seriously consider Rigol for any future replacements, additions, or upgrades on my bench.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gus R
Location: Ann Arbor MI US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z

The Rigol DS1054Z is an AMAZING oscilloscope! I had an Instek 100 Mhz dual trace from 2008 and this scope is so much more capable I can't believe it at a $399 price point. I particularly like the many trigger options including greater than less than triggering (pulse greater than 5 ms but less than 10 ms). Also the RS-232 decoding is a very nice feature. The many horizontal and vertical measuring options and the 4 input channels make this a real winner; a Tektronix scope that can do this is 2-3X more costly. I use this every day and aside from the slightly noisy fan (nit picking) I haven't found a downside.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: WOODSTOCK GA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope

Unbelievably good for the price point. Everything is solid. User interface is very intuitive, with very little need to reference the manual. Probes are decent. Has some fantastic features. At this price point, this seems to be the go-to scope for home use.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Eric
Location: ITHACA NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope

This is a great scope with features that are missing on name brand scopes that cost several times more. At work I have access to many highend scopes that have all the bells and whistles one would want or need, this scope has most all of the same features just with lower bandwidth making it a great home bench scope. My only gripe with the scope is the yellow probe tip insulators do not stay on as well as they should. I normally use the clip ends anyhow making a non-isuue.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Robert
Location: San Francisco California USA
Recommended: Yes

Fine scope, great for the money!

I'm an old-school analog scope user and this is my first digital scope and my first storage scope. So I've just barely scratched the surface of what it can do because I tend to use it in the way that's familiar to me from a long time ago. But it does a great job; no complaints, and it's great to have a scope this capable that's also so small and light. It was priced very well and it arrived promptly. All in all a very satisfying purchase that I would recommend to anyone.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jake
Location: LONG GROVE IL US
Recommended: Yes
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great scope

Nice scope with lots of features. It's solid and feels well built right down to the nice probes. The display is small but nice and sharp with lots of info. The brightness is adequate, but it would be nicer to have a brighter backlight. The waveform has a nice analog scope feel thanks to the intensity grading. The viewing angle suffers a bit if put on a high shelf. The main shortcomings are protocol decoding/triggering which are better done with a dedicated logic analyzer. The FFT isn't very useful, it just seems like a way to check off a feature item. The deep memory is nice to have as are the 4 channels. One minor annoyance is the huge battery of measurements turned on by the left row of buttons aren't as easily turned off and end up cluttering the screen. Holding down the "measurement" button for 5 seconds clears them all, but a more intuitive 2nd press on the left button should turn off the corresponding measurement. The connectivity options over USB and ethernet are useful for extending the capability of the scope with PC based processing. All in all it's a great scope and a very useful tool, and thanks to its popularity and widespread use is well supported by the manufacturer, and more importantly by the large user base and tools/info on the internet.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Hai Nguyen
Location: Fort Worth TX USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z

Just recently getting back to play with electronic...This is great price for a great scope
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
mppics
Location: Philadelphia PA USA
Recommended: Yes

Incredible value

4 channels at $399! Good enough to get you started captuing low-medium frequecy signals. Packed with software features (most of which I haven't explored yet). Only gripe is the FFT hardly works (too few sample points). If this is feature you rely on, maybe bump up a model.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
KD2GFO
Location: WEST ISLIP NY United States
Recommended: Yes

Great scope

Bought this as my first digital scope an up grade from a Tek 935a and an RCA WC-91c an old but decent 4Mhz work horse both old scopes are best for low frequency work an the 1054Z will finally let me trouble shoot modern equipment. The 1054Z is easy to use once you get the feel for how the menus work.Great display frequency counter on channel 1 is hardware, accurate, and agrear feature. Can't say enough good about this entry level feature packed scope. Would definitely recommend this unit.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: ELMA NY US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

Very nice scope for the money. Does all that I need. Solid build. Cal time is a bit long.. But not a big deal for me Upgrade to 100MHZ went well. 4 channel nice to have Lot of user feedback and help on the web
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael Kushnerik
Location: OAK LAWN IL US
Recommended: Yes
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Best bang for buck Scope!

I bought this scope for some automotive applications and I am more than happy with the quality of the Rigol 1054z. With the ability for 100 MHz bandwidth and 4 channels all for under $500 you simply can't beat it!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
bob7185
Location: MIAMI FL US
Recommended: Yes
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ds1054z

This is actually m first DSO, so far I am very pleased with its capabilities, lots of features yet very compact, though it can be intimidating at first but once you get the hang of it , it's definitely worth the time
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
David Schuh
Location: PEORIA AZ US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol 1054Z

Delivery was prompt and scope arrived in perfect condition. Does everything I want in a scope. Great performance at the price level. Screen is a little small but adequate.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gary Udstrand
Location: CHAMPLIN MN US
Recommended: Yes
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Great unit, well priced

Recommended on the EV blog as an entry level scope, which was just what I needed. It is well built and has enough features to grow along with me in my new hobby. Love it!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
cartec
Location: ROCK HILL SC US
Recommended: Yes
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Quality Scope

Very pleased with this Rigol DS1054Z scope it is my first digital scope. I have two analog scopes and this will be an asset to me. The scope works great and is small and compact. The overall quality seems to very good for a scope in this price range. I will purchase a Rigol product again.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ivan Pedruzzi
Location: BURLINGTON MA US
Recommended: Yes

Digital Oscilloscope for everyone

I have been considering to buy a digital oscilloscope for months and spent a lot time reading and watching reviews. The EEV blog is a great source of inspiration. Finally decided to get the Rigol DS1054Z and I am very happy with my purchase. As beginner enthusiast I want to learn how signal behave in my Arduino projects and needed something powerful but easy to use, at the reasonable price and the Rigol strikes the right balance. In addition I find the context help an awesome feature. I appreciated the product value so much that I immediately followed up with The Rigol DG1022Z signal generator and the Rigol DP832 power supply. Now I feel I have all I need to fully enjoy my hobby.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Benjamin Clowdus
Location: RAVENWOOD MO US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Ocilloscope

My first "dso" oscilloscope. have been using about a week now. Repairing old fm am radio its seems to be working ok. If you have never used a dso before, learing curve is a little steep, but I'm getting the hang of it. mine came with latest firmware never has locked up even once. A
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: SAN DIEGO CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Digital Oscilloscope for The Price

DS1054Z is a great digital oscilloscope at the price. There is better one, Tek's scope, but is very expensive. It comes with most functions for general usage. I like the huge screen and 12MB deep memory very much. The shipping box does not has a CD inside, although the website says that it has a "Resource CD (User’s Guide and Application Software)". Anyhow, the software can be downloaded online.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mike
Location: Denison Texas United States
Recommended: Yes

New Scope

Great for a general use scope. Just fits my hobby bench and is easy to use.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Anonymous
Location: SP BR
Recommended: Yes
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Very nice Scope

Very impressive scope and probably the best on this price range and a little above. The only complaint about it is the probes that are too fragile.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Charles Stacy
Location: CHARLES CITY VA US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

Received in a timely manner and as advertised. I had to update the firmware. Otherwise, this scope performs better than I expected.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Chris Church
Location: Hamilton Ontario Canada
Recommended: Yes

Owner

This scope is a fantastic value for anyone who is in the repair business like I am. I have two Rigol scopes and the rigol dg1022 function generator, They are very reliable and gear that I depend on day in and day out hundreds of hours of use per month. So yes I recommend them and I also recommend Teqquipment.net for providing fast friendly shipping and over the top great customer service.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Matthew
Location: Cape Town Western Cape South Africa
Recommended: Yes

Great Scope, Accessories not so much

This scope is amazing value for money. Probably the best on the market right now. I was disappointed with the quality of the probes, two of which came to pieces the day they arrived. Tequipment gave me a $50 refund, which isn't enough to replace the two but is a start. Manufacturer's warranty isn't available internationally so I had to glue them back together :(
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Robert Freeman
Location: EL CAJON CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing entry-level scope

This is my first scope and will primarily use it for my hobby. After tons of research, I found this scope to be a bit more than I need, however I couldn't really pass it up. It has all the goodies you see in the higher dollar scopes, while maintaining an entry-level price point. I figure it is something I'll have for a long time and it has the option to pay for upgrades (sadly no official bandwidth upgrade though, at least no official one, I heard there's a hack...at your own discretion) A lot of people recommended this scope and I can totally see why. Just make sure you are current with the firmware updates because there are occasional glitches that get discovered and ironed out.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gregg
Location: Fulton MS United States
Recommended: Yes

Great Scope!

I upgraded from an old analog scope to the Rigol DS1054Z for my first digital scope. This thing is so easy to use and I love the fact that I get voltage and frequency measurements in the form of min, max, avg and so on. I can't say enough about this scope!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kevin
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Great Hobby Scope

I'm an EE student and avid hobbyist. Most of my work tends to revolve around microcontrollers and audio. This is my first scope. Pros: Great measurement and analysis functionality Easy to use Easy and versatile triggering Easy interface to PC (I typically use Matlab) Cons: Interface is just a bit slow, but I've adjusted to it and it doesn't bother me. Nothing that hinders use. FFT is too low resolution for any real use, at least in my experience. I find myself grabbing the waveform over the LXI connection and then performing the FFT in Matlab on my PC. Fan is a tad loud, but it is quieter than my PC
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
vectorspace
Location: North-Central FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Unbelievable, at this price.

I love the scope and have no complaints. Fast shipping too. I spent quite a while trying to pick out one that met my budget and my needs. This one does, but it does very much more.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Chuck
Location: OCEANSIDE CA US
Recommended: Yes
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So Far ----- Great

I only had this a few days so far, so I can not comment on the performance. I have been using a Tektronix 7503 150 MHtz for years, but my wife bought a new car and I now have no room in the garage for it. The 7503 was huge and heavy and the DS1054Z is small and very portable compared to it. I had to bring all the equipment to be tested down to the garage before. Now, it will be a pleasure to be able to bring the DS1054Z upstairs where I need it. I can tell there will be quite a learning curve with all the menus etc. All the controls on the analog scopes are pretty intuitive. Going through the different menus, I can see this scope has many-many more functions than the old one. TEquipment shipped the unit very quickly, but FedX's shipping was very slow and their tracking was sparse.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
pvillegeek
Location:
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope!

If you're even considering getting this scope, do it! You won't regret it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Boone Angel
Location: CHARLOTTE NC US
Recommended: Yes
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Best Low Cost Scope

The BEST beginner scope for the price! Works with Matlab & NI software. The probes that come with it are a little cheap, but they work well enough. UART/SPI/I2C decoding is available for a reasonable price along with some pretty nice triggering options.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Shier Solutions
Location: SOLVANG CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Best value for the money!

We needed a digital scope for adding waveforms to our documentation. As a bonus, we got a lot of features for a very low price. TEquipment offered an even better price than Amazon or any of the unknown vendors on eBay.

The Rigol DS1054Z is currently the best value scope available by a huge margin. Lots of features, such as 4 channels, digital phosphorous, more math and measurement functions than I think we will ever need, and LXI Ethernet!

My only real complaint is that the "trial" features timeout based on the scope's "on time" not the time using the features. We won't have time to test most of them before the trials expire. (Yes, I know they are "hackable", but that's not the point.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Eric Brundick
Location: NEW MARKET MD US
Recommended: Yes
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Great beginner's scope

Bought this at the recommendation of numerous other hobbyists and I've had some fun with it. Great tool for inspecting how bad your hobby hardware really is, and to explore how noisy different power supplies are in their output; I recently used it as a simple frequency counter to tune an antenna too.

Lots of features that I've yet to explore. Love the nice clear display.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kevin
Location: Hempstead TEXAS United States
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Value

All I can really say is; WOW! This is a Terrific Value works Great. Packaging is tidy and Small enough to Carry on Planes and to Job sites. I now don't know how I got along without it. Thinking of purchasing another just for my Lab.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Masood Raoofi
Location: Katy Texas United States
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope from Best dealer - TEquipment

This is the best Entry Level Scope in it's class; I don't need to list the features, you can read them.

However, I would like to comment and thank the sales team at TEqupment - they are the best. It was simple, easy and fun buying from TEquipment. By far they had the best deal all over the internet. I highly recommend Rigol 1054Z and specially TEquipment. Thanks Guys :-)
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Cletus Berkeley
Location: Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago
Recommended: Yes

Excellent Quality

I have purchases a lot of equipment from Tequipment over the years and in fact, Tequipment is the number one vendor for Electronics Test Instrumentation for my Industrial and Medical Electronics lab.
I recently purchased the Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscope and this piece of equipment far surpassed my expectations! Simply mind-blowing is the power and performance of this feature-packed product and at such an affordable price.
Future acquisitions for the bench will be Power Supply and an Arbitrary Waveform Function Generator and I am going with Rigol for these also.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Robin Caron
Location: CHARLOTTE NC US
Recommended: Yes
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A great scope

I purchased this item as an upgrade from a cheaper USB/PC based oscilloscope. This unit is so much more functional than what it replaces:
1. quick access to a much larger number of measurements
2. working consistently -- no software issues
3. large number of trigger setup
4. larger buffer of data points at smaller time bases
5. faster to work with large buffers

The human factor of how an oscilloscope is used cannot be ignored. With a PC based scope the mouse is used for almost all functions limiting the possible interactions. With this unit many functions can be performed with one hand easily(e.g. single trigger) while using the other hand to work with a probe. The scope UI has very excellent shortcuts to make quick work of common functions (e.g. selecting horizontal/vertical cursor positions with the multifunction knob).

I am impressed with the value and performance of this instrument. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
B Race
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH VA US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Entry Level Scope Shipped Fast!

First of all, I received this in two days with ground shipping. Wow!

The scope is excellent. I did not care about the other two channels until I used them all together. to see all signals from a project I am working on - microphone, opamp, Schmitt trigger, and timer - all helped me solve some timing issues so I am liking the four channels now.

The scope was easy to set up and use. Follow the directions for calibrating the probes. They are not factory set. This is my first DSO so I am having lots of fun. A huge step from my 1980~ B&K briefcase scope. It died and then so did my projects. I bought this because multiple reviews from EEvblog.com - Thanks Dave!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
mitim
Location: Elkton South Dakota United States
Recommended: Yes

Best value investment

I have been searching ebay, craigslist and other online marketplaces for almost a year for a good used scope that didn't require half of my workbench (nor 2 weeks' wages!) without luck. Most of the affordable ones available were older analog 2 channel, 20mhz or less (I already have an analog 10mhz tek 4 channel) and the digital scopes were either low specs and old, or a bit better performing but but high priced. I kept coming back and comparing to TEquipment.NET I even saw tequipment sells on ebay!
Finally decided on the rigol DS1054Z, and am still discovering new functions, like waveform storage, fft math, other math, etc,
Still learning the ins and outs of this instrument, but I don't think I'll ever use all the features. While I've run across some instances where a built-in signal source or even a MSO would come handy, I'l make do with the 4-channel (for now)
The instruments' design and appearance is wonderful, the buttons have a nice soft nonslip texture, screen is very sharp and shows clear waveforms.
Now for the bad:
Fan is noisy, and I can see where it will get to be annoying if I used it more.
The two blue colored channels are too much alike. One of them should have been a different color.
Both these negs could be easy fixes: fan should not have made it into the box, as loud as it is, and a firmware update should take care of the channel color. I look forward to seeing this color change update in the near future, as I'm sure I am not the first or only one to complain about it.
All considering, Nothing I've seen on the market (used or new) comes close to matching this value, and I have no qualms recommending this scope for hobby use or even light industrial use. A BEST BUY for sure.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mark
Location: KOKOMO IN US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

My new DS1054Z arrived within 4 days of placing the order. I also ordered Kit 1, which also arrived at the same time. The scope arrived in great shape and when fired up for the first time, was in great calibration with all options functional (free for 36hrs.). The only calibration needed was to compensate the 4 probes (not unexpected). I recommend this scope as an entry level scope. The price to feature ratio is outstanding.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
KDR
Location: Mount Sinai NY USA
Recommended: Yes

DS1054

The scope works beautifully and is a pleasure to use. Unbelievable for the price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ryan Meldrum
Location: GLENDALE AZ US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Bang for the buck

First, excellent speed in shipping. Upon opening and unboxing, I noticed the oscilloscope was heavier than I expected, and smaller I got the scope hooked up, powered on and went through the menus. this is going to be an excellent addition to any home or hobbiest's work bench. Its compact size lends itself to smaller benches but still is packed full of features. an excellent buy.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
kbellco
Location: Parachute CO USA
Recommended: Yes

Very nice scope with lots of features

I used an oscilloscope with my job many years ago. At the time, it would have been very cost prohibitive for a hobbyist to own. After retirement, I began playing with electronics again and had a need for an oscilloscope. I read many reviews and on a recommendation, I went to the TEquipment website and had a chat with a sales representative. She recommended the Rigol 1054Z. It was priced right and was shipped quickly. The scope capabilities are far more than the Tektroincs scope that I used before. I'm very happy with the capabilities and the support I got from TEquipment.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Justin
Location: Greenfield Park NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Cant beat for the price!

After looking at a few scopes, the 1054z cannot be beat for value or performance. To get a 4 channel scope like this in this price range in astounding. Highly recommend the 1054z for a good all around quality scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Roy Alexander
Location: Cranberry Township PA USA
Recommended: Yes

Fantastic for $400.

I bought this about a year ago for recording capacitor discharge on a 72.5kV circuit breaker. I've had many digital scopes over the years starting with a Nicolet Explorer III , various Tektronix scopes, and this is the best. The noise immunity is fantastic. We are measuring up to 100kA discharges at about 120kHz, and as long as one is careful with grounding the scope performs super well. Most scopes don't doo well in high voltage (large dv/dt), and High current (high di/dt) environments. 2 years earlier I bought a 2 channel TENMA scope ($369) which works but the screen is hard to read and the manual is impossible.
The Rigol manual is of the best ever. The English is great and all the details are explained well.
I figure this is a "loss leader" to get folks hooked on such a great scope. Getting the data out is quite cumbersome. I believe it is probably easier on the higher priced models. It would be nice to have isolated inputs with no common "ground" probably available for more $$ also a lithium battery powered version would be good. sometimes the 1500V isolation transformer isn't enough and a totally floating scope would be useful. I can run it for 50 minutes with an inverter powered by a 14.4V NiCad drill battery (3AH size) the inverter pulls about 3.5A

So improvements for me:

1) More direct I/O capability to store wave forms as .xls format with scaling etc.
2) internal battery for 2 hour operation (minimum)
3) fully isolated inputs to withstand 1kV between input "grounds"

my company paid 10k$ for a Tektronix with 4 channels and a whopping 30k of memory per channel. yes that was 25 years ago. Really for $400. this is a super bargain. I don't need more than 50MHz bandwidth, but the other features I mentioned would be nice. Grace & Peace Roy
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John Langston
Location: ATLANTA GA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Beginners' Scope

This is my first oscilloscope and I'm still learning how to use it to its fullest extent, but I've been very pleased so far. The features and quality you get for the price are unbelievable.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Steven Donaldson
Location: Kearneysville WV US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope for the price

Great scope for the price. Easy to use USB interface for LabVIEW automation.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Flavio
Location: Bauru SP-São Paulo Brasil
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z

A very good scope. I had a brand new Tektronix EDU series 70MHZ. But due to its low memory(2,5KPTS), the waveforms captured were not accurate. This Rigol, has 24MPts optins, wich i have, and the Ultra vision feature, that delivers a very good waveform in the screen. For a entry level scope, i think is enought for me.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John Adams
Location: EL DORADO AR US
Recommended: Yes
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amazing scope for the price

I have been out of electronics for a few years and I am now starting to get back into audio and arduino/raspberry pi projects. This scope was a GREAT buy for the price and it works wonderful. I use it to check my tube amps for channel consistency. Also to do SPI/I2C on my raspberry pi/arduino projects. I would highly recommend this scope for a beginner or someone like me who is just getting back into electronics after a break.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Edwin Fetzer
Location: WICHITA KS US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing Product for the price!

This product is compact and powerful. This is exactly the kind of product I was hoping to buy at 5 times the price I paid for this model. Couldn't be happier.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Randall McRee
Location: SANTA CRUZ CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great scope for the price

Pretty much cannot be beat in this price class. Four channels is awesome. You will not be able to go back to only two. My last scope was analog. Going digital takes a bit of getting used to--a *lot* of functionality is buried in layers of menus. Download the REAL manual from rigol--the one that comes with the scope is very sad :(
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Frank
Location: Jacksonville FL USA
Recommended: Yes

RIGOLDS1054Z

This is going to be a short review because there is not a single dang thing I can say negative about this scope. It's awesome, has every feature you could possibly ask for unless you make a living using one and Tequipment was simply hands down quick, professional, and courteous. Shipping was only 2 days. AWESOME, just plain AWESOME.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jack Wilborn
Location: PEORIA AZ US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054z DSO

Received my Rigol on Friday in good condition. Found the instrument to be well built (considering the cost and application) and functional. First day found one of the problems in the hardware I've been trying to figure out. The I2C decoder is great (too bad I've used a chunk of the trial period.) Very nice piece of equipment. If you are doing any work with the small micro controllers and hardware, you will need one of these on your bench.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
don peters
Location: LOS GATOS CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

DS 1074Z - What a great value!!

This is the easiest yet sophisticated scope with the most features out there. Incredible value! Thanks!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bad Hair Audio
Location: Central Illinois
Recommended: Yes

What more could one ask for @ 2X the price.

I am coming at my review from the angle of an analog scope user. I am comfortable using analog scopes and wasn't sure if upgrading to a modern, more complex and feature rich scope would lead to a noticeable improvement or enhanced workflow. I was wrong. It is dead simple to use for even a beginner (with excellent help menus for nearly every function, button and measurement capability) yet stocked full of advanced options for the experienced engineer. It comes with FOUR 150mHz passive probes (a real bargain especially at the asking price), fully functional USB and Ethernet ports and a solid users manual.

I cannot imagine a more feature packed, well built, upgrade able oscilloscope with performance matching much more expensive units. The display is bright with clear text and easily viewable from most bench top angles. The supplied probes or better than expected, flexible and well constructed. Did I mention you get FOUR included with your purchase?

The key factor with any piece of test gear is performance. That is an area well handled by the Rigol DS1054Z. During my initial use of the scope I found it to be accurate and reliable with repeatable results. It is simple to use with reliable results and comes with an extensive onboard help menu for nearly every aspect of the oscilloscope and its operations.

I do not often write reviews but when I do it is for something I feel strongly about. If you are looking for a well featured, reliable and accurate oscilloscope but can't justify spending $1000 or more on one I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing the Rigol DS1054Z.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Cody Campana
Location: PHOENIX AZ US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol OSCOPE

Awesome little scope!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Charles Daniels
Location: CLEARWATER KS US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Rigol DS1054Z

Excellent scope. I am a relative beginner to digital electronics and this scope seems to be perfect for my needs. It works exactly as advertised. The build quality of this scope is fantastic......
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
mack frost
Location: canyon lake TX US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

rigol 1054Z

Excellent O scope, have only used it for 3 days and it works perfectly. most utility for the money you can buy . Wish it had bigger screen fonts.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Joe C
Location: MEDFORD MA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great addition to my bench

If you are in the market for an easy on the pocket quality oscilloscope, this is it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Edward
Location: Glendale California USA
Recommended: Yes

Great scope for the price

Great little scope with lots of features (like math operation functions). Very easy to work with due to side buttons menu controls. Beats my old (1980's)Tektronix hands down. Some great functions are optional though (meaning they have to be purchased separately) like wave recording/playback. Overall, so far (I have it for about a month), I like it a lot.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
cjurczak
Location: Collinsville IL United States of America
Recommended: Yes

Best Bang for your Buck!

This scope has proven to be the best value in test equipment for me. This scope is full featured, and relatively easy to use in the price range.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
GSMCS
Location: KAUKAUNA WI US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great scope

I have purchased 3 oscilloscopes, 1 DC power supply, and 1 signal generator during the past year from TEquipment; all Rigol and we could not be happier with the quality and value. I am a volunteer adviser in our school's STEM education club where our students learn about subjects such as robotics, electricity\electronics, and aeronautics. Our latest equipment purchase was the Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope. It is perfect for us and will be a very good addition to our students' technical education resources. We would like to recognize the TEquipment staff too for their outstanding sales and support.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John Ellinger
Location: WATERFORD MN US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Rigol 1054z

I purchased this to replace my Rigol 1052E. TEquipment had it in stock, I ordered it and received it three days later with free shipping. It surpassed the already high expectations I had for this scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Serge Vallve Monrose
Location: SOUTH MAIN CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol digital oscilloscope

Products are good quality and customer service is great!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Serge Monros
Location: 2530 S Birch Street, Costa Mesa CA. 92707 USA
Recommended: Yes

CEO SaviCorp

Great service
Great price
Great quality
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Thomas
Location: Portland Oregon USA
Recommended: Yes

Great Scope for the price

I bought this scope (Rigol DS1054Z, 4 channels, 50MHz) as a second scope, for an associate to use in helping me develop an embedded product. My other scope is an Agilent DSOX3014A (4 channels, 100MHz). The Agilent is certainly the better scope in some respects, but the Rigol seems to come close in many respects. Given the serious cost difference (the Agilent list price is now about 10x what I paid for the Rigol), the Rigol scope seems to me to provide much more value/$. For most of my applications, the Rigol scope is very adequate.
Some pluses: Both LXI and USB interfaces are included.
A fairly intuitive interface. A good-size screen on a relatively small enclosure. Good memory depth. Four nice looking probes with 1x/10x selection (my Agilent only came with four 10x probes; I prefer the Rigol probes).
A few cons: Apparently there is no real-time clock, so files all are saved with a default date/time, which makes it harder to track the screenshots, etc. Trace colors include dark blue and light blue (rather than blue and green), seems somewhat of an odd choice of colors. No way to upgrade to a mixed-signal scope. Other upgrade options are rather limited compared to the Agilent scope.
Conclusion: For the price (I paid $399), this is a great scope. If its advertised features are all you need in a scope, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bob Camp
Location: Carlisle PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great !!

Great scope. Very will put together. Every thing seems to work. Not throwing away my TEK 2565B, but this guy does things that one does not do. It's a lot easier to lug around as well.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kevin Neubauer
Location: OMAHA NE US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Solid scope and a steal for beginners

Beginner electronics enthusiast? This scope is for you. You simply can't beat the price for the capabilities offered in this package.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Steve M
Location: OLDSMAR FLORIDA United States
Recommended: Yes

Excellent buy, but please include extra software

Very good 'bank-for-the-buck'. Still learning the capabilities of the scope, but most are fairly intuitive. Small size makes the unit very easy to move. Screen more than adequate to see display. 4-channel improves flexibility of scope significantly for more complex monitoring tasks.

I am a little disappointed that there are quite a few 'software' capabilities that are not included with the scope. You get a short time window to look at the capabilities before loosing access to them. Purchasing these extra's could cost more than the original purchase price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
greg
Location: USA
Recommended: Yes

Awesome Value

This oscilloscope is a really great value. Four channels, 12 Mpts of trace memory, 30,000 waveforms/second, and 1 GS/s sampling. It has a good weight too. Heavy enough but not too heavy. I don't know what is inside that gives it the weight, but it feels good. A really solid scope that I would highly recommend.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kees Hessels
Location: Santo Domingo Heredia CR
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Simply the best scope for beginners,

I bought this scope with many recommendations from Dave's eev blog, and it has been a pleasure from the first moment. Great scope, easily hackable to 100 mhz(just google hack and ds1054z) many functions and math options imho for its price simply the best in this class period. You will not regret it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: SF CA US
Recommended: Yes

Best performance/cost around

The value without any mods is good already.

Look around the web to know what else can you get with this scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Miguelangel Lopez
Location: Bogota Colombia
Recommended: Yes

Great oscilloscope

The best oscilloscope for the price, great delivery service and support app. I recommend buying from tequipment.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: California USA
Recommended: Yes

Effective scope with all the right stuff

The scope has an awesome large LCD screen, which is the best part. The controls make sense, although they are bit too tightly packed due to the screen size. Not having individual vertical and horizontal adjustments for each channel is a bummer; you get used to it though. The measurements features are easy to use on the left side of the screen. The Ethernet/usb connection is great. You can use it to take screenshots and save right on your scope. I used the waveform counter a lot for testing, although it is a bit slow and doesn't count the complicated waveforms I use. If you have simple pulses, etc. it will count well at certain settings. I reported a waveform count glitch and the engineer at Rigol was responsive and sent me beta firmware to test. They eventually solved this bug that was overflowing my count, rendering it useless. For the price, it rocks!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mark Johnsen
Location: FREMONT CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Nice Scope

REc'd my scope, works as well as I can run it. Recommend it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Miguelangel Lopez
Location: Bogota Colombia
Recommended: Yes

Great oscilloscope for the price!

Everything was as good as I expected, great support chat app, the delivery was sooner and the product just as described. Great big screen and lightweight. I do recommend to buy it from tequipment.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
markbee
Location: CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great oscilloscope for low price

The DS1054Z is a nice entry oscilloscope for beginners and even advanced users get much functionality for a very low price. As mosz of the basic oscilloscopes have only two channels, the four channels on the DS1054Z are a great help if you want to decode protocols. But the buying option for the serial protocols is way to expensive.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
borgdanceparty
Location: CUMMING GA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great unit!

Can't beat it for the price! TONS of bang for the buck!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
TeslaPunk
Location: CLEVELAND OH US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Best little scope on the net

Check any EE hobbyist on YouTube and you will see this scope. It cannot be beat at the price and will meet the needs of audiophiles, Hams and IoT inventors alike. The perfect complement to my Rigol function generator.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
DrF
Location: South Park PA USA
Recommended: Yes

Nice scope overall

I have used the scope for basic measurements so far, mostly audio signals and comparisons of such signals. It works well and the construction is as good as that of expensive top-brand items. The packaging was adequate and protects the instrument well. RIGOL has tried hard to pass themselves as a decent company to buy equipment from and they have succeeded, at least with this scope. I have used lots of lab equipment for many years in college labs and this would fit perfectly in every lab, given its low price, specifications and support. Highly recommended for tight budgets and high expectations. :-)
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Vibhor Chowdhary
Location: COFFEYVILLE KS US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Brilliant beginners scope

Doesn't get better than this. A 4 channel scope for under $400. If you are in the market for a new beginners scope, don't even think twice, just buy the 1054Z. You will not be disappointed.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Allen Heim
Location: BEAVER DAM WI US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054z

Really great oscilloscope. Great price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Keith
Location: US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great scope for the money

This scope is very nice for the price. It includes 4 scope probes that are decent and has the capability (if upgraded) for decoding UART, SPI, and I2C. Can't beat the value of this scope at this price point.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Gustavo Fernandes
Location: PROVIDENCE RI US
Recommended: Yes
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Good entry level scope

These are good low cost entry level scopes. The interface is responsive if a tad slow. Probes are okay quality, but nothing to write home about. Four channels is a great plus as compared to only two as in most scopes. Wish Rigol had included a 10x probe detection ring around the coaxial inputs, but at this price point they are excused for not having included it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Robert Koller
Location: RIDGEFIELD WA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Nice scope!

This little Rigol is a really nice general purpose scope! Works great, easy to use. lots of features for the price! One minor quibble is the small screen legends.
Seems to be really well made, and feels substantial. Tested on my scope cal equipment, and easily exceeds the specs!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Luke Mester
Location: WELLSBURG WV US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

DS1054Z A great low cost scope.

I've found no major problems with this scope. Some awkward wording on display prompts (chinglish). Same with the instruction manual. Other than this It's been great!

Also, It comes with four probes.

When inputting the feature registration codes use Ultra Sigma. It's much easier than typing in those long numbers using the scope knobs.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ned Kay
Location: Birmingham Michigan USA
Recommended: Yes

My New Scope

Bought my DS1054Z as a replacement for a conventional 50 Mhz scope , and couldn't be happier.The DS1054Z is excellent value for the price. Small in size, it has cleared up a lot of bench space and is in daily use now.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Nicco Horvath
Location: PHOENIX AZ US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great overall value and best bang for your buck!

This scope (DS1054z) is worth much more than the price tag shown.

The fact it has 4 channels, numerous math functions and triggers speaks for itself. It has a decent noise floor and noise reduction techniques like averaging but unfortunately only has a one BW limiting function.

Some of the best features are as follows:
4 analog channels
USB storage
advanced trigger settings
AC/DC/GND coupling on all ports
Math functions (FFT/Digital/arithmetic)
12-24MPt
Very portable
intensity grading
record/replay function
and so much more!

If you are a beginner in electronics or an EE like me wanting to do home projects and you don't have a scope yet... This is the first one you should buy. And you might say 4 channels is a bit much, let me tell you I didn't think I'd need all four but it makes debugging go much, much quicker. It's a steal with that $400 price tag because it's worth so much more.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: SMITHVILLE NJ US
Recommended: Yes
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Awesome Product and Great Customer Service..

I got this a while ago and it's an awesome product and Tequipment is one of the best companies around to buy and deal with case of a problem..
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kevin Clark
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z has a few minor quirks.

A very good value for the money.
However, the colors for the 4 channels... Yellow, light blue, and Pink, OK, but dark blue for channel 4! Did they run out of green?

Also, it has roll mode for slow scan rates, but has to be manually switched to that mode. Every other DSO I have used automatically changes to that mode with slow timebase settings.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Albert Peacock
Location: CYPRESS TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscope

Exceptional value for the money. Work as advertised.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David A
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Awesome Oscilloscope! Great for prototyping

Simple to use. Great display, tons of functionality. Highly recommended.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Marc Strickland
Location: WOODBURY MN US
Recommended: Yes
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Best scope for the money!

Everything a home hobbyist could want in a scope and more, at a price a home hobbyist can afford. What else could you ask for?
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Richard Keller
Location: DEER CREEK IL US
Recommended: Yes
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really nice scope

This was my first Digital Scope and I really like it. I will probably never use all of it's capabilities, but it is nice to have 4 channels and the big screen is easy to read. the price was very good and Tequipment shipped it fast.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Chris Laffoon
Location: PARAGOULD AR US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol 1054Z Scope Delivers as Promised

I saw the review for this scope on EEVBlog, and was impressed with the feature list, especially when seeing the price. After receiving the scope and a few days exploring the functionality, I am happy to say that I am very pleased with this purchase!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Christophe Guittard
Location: Vich CH
Recommended: Yes
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perfect oscilloscope for the price

the oscilloscope is awesome, best price/quality ratio. documentation is accurate.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Chris Oakley
Location: VIERA FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Hands Down the Best!

If your looking for a sub $1000 dollar scope and have seen some crap. Do not skip this one due to the price. I have seen reviews from the EEVBlog and other various you-tubers raving about this scope. It is truly the best entry level scope you can get your hands on.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mike Rivera
Location: FOLSOM CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Just buy it!

This seems to be "the" value buy for a great consumer-level scope. Easy to use, great screen, super help menu, and the pricing is so low. You would twice this amount just a couple of years ago. Go for it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
PHIL MARCHAND
Location: ROCHESTER NY US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

nice scope; second one

I just bought my second DS1054Z for the shop.
I must like it.
I don't know what people mean with "entry level".
It is just a good piece of gear.
I hope it lasts longer than the previous ones.
The only problem is that the UI is a bit clumsy.
But I get used to it.
I can recommend this one.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Garry Barton
Location: WEST PALM BEACH FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054

Amazing amount of functionality for the price. No regrets. The I2C decode and trigger functions work great.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Dylan Dailey
Location: WEST HENRIETTA NY US
Recommended: Yes

Best Entry Level Digital Oscilloscope

This scope comes very well-packaged in a cardboard box with roughly 6 inches of foam padding protecting all sides. After unboxing, the scope immediately powers up, and is ready to use. At first, the scope contains a trial firmware, good for 200 minutes of use, or something like that. I immediately entered the license key to unlock all features of the scope, including the 200Mhz sample rate! You can get this key either by contacting rigol, or you can find a third-party site that will provide you with a key based on your model and serial number. The interface take only minutes to become familiar with, after which it is very intuitive. Everything is where you expect it to be, and does what you'd expect it to do. The build quality of the scope is superb, and all buttons and knobs look and feel fine. Upon bootin the unit, you can see 2 lights behind the front panel where it looks like buttons should be. These spaces contain buttons on other models, however (most likely for cost of production) they did not remove the backlights for these buttons on this model. The lights stay off after the scope boots, so this isn't really an issue in any way. The performance of the firmware is amazing for a scope in this price range. The signal refresh rate is essentially instantaneous with the memory depth and timescale properly set. There are oodles of useful measurements which can be chosen from a persistent menu on the left side of the display that has its own set of buttons. The scope has xy-mode, however it is limited to dot-display in this mode, and I have not found a way to enlarge the xy display, as by default xy is shown on the bottom of the screen, and a time-domain view above that. The scope probes feel somewhat cheap, however the build quality looks fine, and they function perfectly; it is only the material that makes them feel cheap. The scope has probe calibration terminals, and the probes come with a tool to easily adjust the probe's compensation. I have already used it the scope to observe the output of a pwm motor speed controller, and view audio signals with the xy mode successfully. If you'd like more info, Dave Jones reviews this scope on his EEVBlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2qdtQkBKhc

Thanks TEquipment for an awesome scope!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Manuel Malagon
Location: UTICA MI US
Recommended: Yes
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The Best Scope for the money

This is the best selling scope and I know for sure why. It's really good scope for the price. I totally recommend it!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Dave
Location: SLIDELL LA US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

I bought a B&K 20MHz analog scope 20 years ago and it did its job ok. Just ordered and received the DS1054Z from Tequipment; wow what a scope! It has everything the electronic hobbiest and Ham Radio operator would ever need. Just trouble-shot an IF circuit and found my problem with a DSTAR receive problem. I am in scope heaven.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jim
Location: USA
Recommended: Yes

Great features/price

I'm a longtime electronics hobbyist, but never owned a real oscilloscope, and only occasionally used one in classes or work. This is my first, and it's a learning experience. From what I can tell, this scope has a great set of features and is fairly easy/intuitive to use. I like that it's easy enough to learn for a beginner, but powerful enough that it will still be useful when I'm not a novice.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ke5etn
Location: Praire Grove Arkansas USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z

This was an upgrade from an old B&K scope. Very happy with purchase and price. Scope does everything I need. I do CB radio repairer , Would recommend, Easy to use.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Phillip Brooks
Location: Killeen TX US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z review

I haven't used all of the features of the scope yet, primarily because there are so many! The scope is easy to use, built in help is great and the screen is sharp and clear. I use it for debugging code with microchip PIC controllers. The I2C and SPI decoders have already saved me tons of debugging time. It's solidly built and I can say honestly, you won't be disappointed with this scope!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
JD
Location: LOS ANGELES CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Bedore you buy...

...consider the Instek GDS-1054B which looks like it might be a better 50 MHz scope with a few more features and better user interface for a few $ less.

The Rigol only has one vertical control multiplexed among the 4 channels which can be slightly clunky & annoying. Also, the 1054Z FFT uses only something like 20K points whereas the Instek uses 1M pts. That's the difference between a white noise spectrum looking like a bunch of peaks on the Rigol vs. a relatively straight line.

However, if you need/want a 100MHz scope and are comfortable hacking the 1054Z to get the extra bandwidth, this is the one!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
MilesK
Location:
Recommended: Yes

I can't believe this is < $400!

Once in a while, I buy something because it's a bargain (which this is) and end up loving it because it's just great period. This is one of those times.

Rigol, if you're reading this, a few suggestions to make a great product perfect:
- need an easy button press to automatically move the vert position of a signal so that its CENTER (average) is in the middle of the screen. In modern designs we often work with single supplies, so our signals often have a Vcc/2 bias. Alternately, make a fast/coarse adjustment option. The way it is now, signals with a proportionately large DC offset force you to twirl the vert position knob for literally OVER A MINUTE to get your signal on screen.
- group some menus more logically, e.g. in the FFT menu the Offset & Scale must typically be changed together you shouldn't have to scroll the menu to go between those options.
- make the last-pressed illuminated channel-select button glow brighter. That way you wouldn't accidentally press the button twice in a row and unintentionally turn off the channel instead. This tends to happen because the channel-select buttons do double duty as a menu-select key.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Rudolf Hanau
Location: RYE BROOK NY US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z not so "basic" scope

Loaded with too many goodies to detail here. But that's the point. Really good all purpose scope in a small, modestly priced package.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jose Martinez
Location: HIALEAH FL US
Recommended: Yes
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The scope for my bench!

The scope DS1054z from Rigol is a great piece of technology.
It has the higher price vs performance ratio in the family line. The controls and menus are easy to learn and handle, supported by an ever present help access.
FFT works fast even at really low frequencies allowing a real time analysis without too much lag.
The homework paid dividends after buying the DS1054Z.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
KurTrox
Location: Stuart FL USA
Recommended: Yes

4 Channel Scope for the win.

Great Product, Does exactly what it says.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Francis Brennan
Location: SANTA CLARA CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Fantastic deal on a feature rich scope

Before deciding to purchase a Rigol DS 1054Z, I did my homework and read a lot of reviews of this unit. I've only had a couple of days of hands on time with the unit so far, but the scope is living up to the praise its been receiving! For the price, this simply can't be beat and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it other out there.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Shane Kent
Location: MILLBRAE CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Strong Scope for an Amazing Value

I recently received this oscilloscope as I needed a fairly strong and easy to use scope for when I am in a crunch.

After using it a for a couple of days I can honestly say that it would be dumb of me to not consider using this scope as my main tool when I need to get the job done.

One of the only downsides is it is 50MHz, but for what I am doing it is more than enough. You may want to be sure that your applications only need 50MHz.

All-in-all this scope is an amazing buy and I would absolutely recommend to any hobbyist who needs an entry scope or any long-time engineer who wants a scope that is easy to carry around and easy to use quickly.

~Shane~
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
rcircuit96
Location:
Recommended: Yes

great scope

more bang per buck than anything else currently in existence. great user experience with help menus that actually you know... help. perfect for someone who is picking up a DSO for the first time.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kevin S.
Location: Dayton OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Product, Great Price, Great Vendor

Quick and responsive sales team that is willing to provide answers and support. The product is reliable and a very good quality for the price. Haven't used it for very long yet, but am happy with the early testing.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Christopher Ruhs
Location: VINCENTOWN NJ US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Scope!!!

I purchased this scope for my various E-hobbies and have been completely satisfied with the features and build quality. For the price point, there just isn't a scope that offers 4ch and this much functionality. I have found the menu structure easy to navigate, probes are of decent quality, and buttons feel nice to the touch. The display is excellent, offers great contrast and quick response in regards to waveforms. I'm completely sold on this unit. A big thanks to TEquipment for such an easy ordering process, answering my questions, and fast shipping! Ya'll rock!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Doug
Location: Irvine CA US
Recommended: Yes

DS1054Z is a great value

As a professional electronics engineer and hobbyist, I decided I needed an oscilloscope at home, but within household budget eliminating professional Keysight and Tek scopes.

So I decided to take a chance on the Rigol. It's really the best value in a scope that I've seen and for anyone with on old analog scope, this is light years ahead. Don't bother buying a used scope on Ebay, etc. Check out the Youtube videos and comments on EEV Blog on this scope. If you do any kind of serial interfacing, the deep memory, the serial decode option, and the waveform recording (segmented memory) will help you see the serial communications.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ricardo
Location: Santiago RM Chile
Recommended: Yes

Very nice equipment

I saw this oscilloscope on the EEVBlog, and it was recommended as a market changer, it seems like it was all true. The build quality is really good the plastics are firm nothing is flimsy, the scope is easy to use and most of the functions can be seen on the scope because it has good illuminated buttons for most functions, the screen is very big and also has a really nice resolution. The downsides which I have found are that the rotary encoders are a little bit unresponsive some times and to move the waveforms on the screen it takes it's time, but other than these waiting issues I've been taking measurements really comfortably and usefully.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
SdC
Location: PATTERSON MD US
Recommended: Yes
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So far so good!

I am extremely impressed with this very affordable unit. I only managed to play around with it for one evening, but all the features seem to be working.

The scope is pretty responsive, the only negative point I can think of now is that the FFT doesnt work if channel 1 is not connected (even if you do an FFT on channel 2, 3 or 4).
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Gene
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Oscilloscope (DS1104Z)

I purchased this product for my granddaughter college classes. She is attending WPI and majoring in robotics. She has already gave it a name and we believe it will add to her education.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Steve
Location: MOUNT CALVARY WI US
Recommended: Yes
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Unbeatable value

This scope is feature packed, and feels like a high quality piece (haven't had it long enough to judge the actual quality). I was originally going to buy a used Tek DSO off eBay, but you can get one of these for less, and with a ton more power and memory.

The only things I can really complain about is the menu select knob and the lack of a dedicated back key. The select knob doesn't have detents, which makes it very easy to shoot past what it is you are trying to select, and also makes it too easy to advance or back up one item when you press down on the knob to make a selection. The lack of a physical back button often makes you hunt two pages of menus away to get to the soft back key.

Overall, though, I can live with those two minor items at this price point.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Craig Bishop
Location: DEERFIELD BEACH FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Oscilloscope

This is a great oscilloscope for the price. It has some advanced triggering features, data decoding (I2C,SPI,RS232) option, data interface for remote logging and a clear easy-to-use interface to set it up.

I have (2) of these - one at my home lab and one at my day job!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Allan Sieker
Location: Eureka MO US
Recommended: Yes
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Works for me

Bought it in Nov 2014 and every time I use it I am glad that I have it. My Tektronix, Eico, and B&K scopes now sit on the shelf collecting dust. And my digital meters and freq counters are getting lonely because this scope does it all. Pros: Lots of functionality. Feels solid. All knobs are clickable. Comes with 4 probes. Multi-color traces on the screen (match the probe rings). Cons: None come to mind.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Matt LaPaglia
Location:
Recommended: Yes
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Great beginner scope

This is the first scope I've purchased. After a lot of research and forum reading I decided to start with this device. It has been well received by the online community and has numerous demos and videos on how to operate it. It is packed with a lot of features for a very modest price. TEquipment had fast and accurate shipping, the item was packaged well.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Assaf
Location: Tel Aviv Israel Israel
Recommended: Yes

Excellent value keeps getting better

I have been in the hobby for over 30 years. Buying an affordable oscilloscope never quite made the cut (there are other "workaround" ways to visualize or trace a signal) due to the limited tool-set an entry level oscilloscope has.

This is different. Working on an Arduino and want to figure out what page the demuxer really sees? No problem. Want to capture a signal and analyze it for spectrum (within the limited window)? Want to see the input analog signal as well as the A/D serial out? No problem.

And since I purchased it a month ago, already a firmware update added new FFT configuration options as well as a new math filter capability.

Well built, extraordinary value for money that will change the scope business forever.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ray
Location: CHICAGO IL US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z

I found the operation of scope and its features to be self explanatory & very easy to use. It has a Deep memory. A nice color screen that stores a substantial amount of information. It has a convenient USB interface on the front and and additional one on the back.

The probes that supplied are adequate and work pretty well but do not have the same quality feel as the rest of the unit. The probes are not proprietary so if you can use your own standard oscilloscope probes and they should be compatible. The menu selection for probes is per channel and accommodates a very wide range of probe values.

In my opinion this is a really nice scope and a great value for the price. The look and feel of the unit is comparable to more expensive scopes and if you're only going to use it for less than 50Mhz this would be a very safe choice.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Lee Clinton
Location: ROGERS AR US
Recommended: Yes
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top notch site and sales help

The tequipment.net site is perfect for helping one to choose among all the test gear they offer. The "compare" feature is very helpful in narrowing down equipment choices.

The salesmen/ladies were very helpful suggesting a digital 'scope that met my requirements.

Lee
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mark Canlas
Location: SAN JOSE CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Price!

Great price for this 4 channel oscilloscope! Can't beat the price and free shipping!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Steve
Location: Blaine WA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great value

Great value for the money. The button/knob layout and waveform colors could be improved but the great performance for the $$$ make these details easy to deal with.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
GeoMan
Location: SOUTH MIAMI FL US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Really Love The Scope

I wanted an inexpensive to moderately priced scope for hobby bench work. Did a ton of research and noticed this DS1054Z. I absolutely love this product. Really feature rich, lightweight and small desktop footprint so great for my crowded workbench. The deep memory is a treat at this price point. The probes are fine. One worry I did have was potential fan noise since that seemed to be a common concern in many forums. My room is normally perfectly quiet so I knew this could be an issue. Well, now I have it and can say I can hear the fan but I do not find it offensive at all. It's really a soft low volume background thing that I don't even think about. The screen shares real estate with menus and read outs but it's still nice. The turn on time is 23 seconds, so I turn it on when I sit down and arrange other stuff. Input impedance is not switchable. I wish it was. So I guess I'll buy an adaptor. For the price it has soooo many functions and four channels which is fabulous. The warranty is 3 years, but, at this price that's fine too. All in all I'm very happy with my choice. BTW, shipping was reasonably fast and free and easy to track so thumbs up to Tequipment- I will use them again. Also, i have no affiliation with any of these companies but I do like to recognize good products or services.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Roy Alexander
Location: CRANBERRY TWP PA US
Recommended: Yes
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What a bargain

This scope is almost to good to be true, especially for $400. I had bought a TENMA 2 channel scope 2 years ago, but the Rigol so outshines the TENMA in every respect.
The capabilities are amazing. Ireally wanted a battery powered scope for field work. so with somw $30 14.4V drill batteries running my incerter, I have a totally isolated scope great for transient work. I got by for decades with a 1MHz bandwidth that 50 seems like overkill for power system measurements.

The instruction book is great. Very detailed, and well written for a Chinese product. Isolated inputs would be nice, but I can live with 3 current loaded CT inputs, and one ground referenced voltage input.

I'm still discovering what this little scope can do.
I will be testing it soon ina high power capacitive discharge test to see how it survives that noisy environment. I have 2 power options: a 1599V isolation transformer, or my battery, inverter method It draws 2A from the battery about 25W A 3AH 14.4V nicad will run it for about 1 hr. This scope is so much better than my 35 year old 50# Nicolet (I'm a low budget operation) Grace & Peace!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Robert Walters
Location: PORTLAND OR US
Recommended: Yes
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My 1054

I've been using o'scopes since 1960 servicing IBM computers. I DO wish I had the capabilities then that my DZ1054 now has. The only thing missing is the scope doesn't talk to you!! I do wish the DZ1054 had a probe that sensed that it was times one or times ten. I suggest to all that you should leave your probes in the times ten switch position and be sure to select or verify that setting on the vertical menu. I also recommend printing out the user guide from the furnished CD. An office supply store will do a print both sides for about $12.

Bob Walters
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Craig Johnston
Location: SCAPPOOSE OR US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great bargain, except for the options

I've had this for one week and am most impressed with its capabilites, as noted in many other posts. My only negatives (which in no way make me regret the purchase):
* Options are impressive but after 30 hrs turn into a pumpkin. Prices to buy are unreasonably high.
* The manual is clear but not complete. I couldn't figure out how to remove the math displays until I re-watched an old eevblog post.
The scope is a real upgrade from my old TEK analog!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Tom Baker
Location: Los Angeles CA US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

Very nice scope for a low price. I have no complaints.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jason Smith
Location: San Antonio TX US
Recommended: Yes
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High end features...low end price.

This is a great scope. I spent months researching the perfect starter for my home workbench. I repair music gear for a living and this does everything I need it to and beyond. Highly recommended. If you are in the market for a scope just buy this one. I won't be upgrading anytime soon, and when I do it will be for a higher end unit. Cheers.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: Ann Arbor, MI USA
Recommended: Yes

Nice update to Ham Radio Bench,welcome to 2015!

I have a bench loaded with Tek/HP equipment of vintage ages -- all still solid, calibration has been pretty stable and they remain as good functional equipment. All great for working on classic boatanchor radios, but somewhat lacking for troubleshooting the newer model transceivers.

This Rigol scope has been a terrific update, and does more than one needs for these troubleshooting and building projects. And it does so at a great low price, complete with 4 probes for under $400.

The digital functionality has much to recommend it, and the integrated on-screen measurements capabilities (customizable) as well as the math functions add to the ease of use. It's a real delight to see the full array of measurements from a device under test on screen. It would be nice to have a full printed manual instead of what is essentially a quick start guide, but it does come with the inevitable disk substitute for that.

As a secondary benefit, since it comes as a freshly calibrated device, traceable to NIST it has allowed me to check the calibration of most of my older pieces of HP/Tek equipment to a reasonable level of accuracy. That alone probably paid for the scope...
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Roy Jansen
Location: Paris ON CA
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope

This Scope was recommended to me by my son ( the creator of the Tricorder Project). He uses it in his research and i trust his opinion. As a retired automation controls system developer for forty years i have used a lot of test equipment. The DS1054 4 channel scope is just great. My Techtronix's scopes are gone, they were to big for the bench and were starting fade away into the sunset. You have to love this scope, small foot print and a fair price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Tim
Location: SPRING VALLEY WI US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol Oscilloscope

I've been been thinking about getting a new oscilloscope for a few years now. I'm glad I waited. What a great scope and what a great deal. I'm very pleased with this Rigol DS1054Z. I'm also very happy with the service from TEquipment. Thanks
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          3.0
 
xxngo
Location: Aldergrove BC Canada
Recommended: Yes

not bad

not bad considering the price, this oscilloscope has a lot useful features with easy push buttons. The fan is a little loud, and the clicking noise when power on or sometimes switching between modes is a little anoying. nicely built, light wieght, and the probes feels really good. I haven't use it much so I cant really say more about it. But over all, Its a good entry level scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David Edson
Location: Fairfield IA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope

Arrived well packed - complete package with 4 probes - very clear display - first simple checkout all looks good - I have a Siglent 1072CML that I am replacing - this is much better especially the higher bit encoding on front end and gradient display - looks more like regular analog scope - for the $ with TE discount & free shipping a no-brainier to update to it. Does have fan noise albeit low.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Anonymous
Location: NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Scope for a the Hobbiest

For a tinkering at home and light weight development projects, this is a great scope. There are not many scopes in this price range that offer the features that this scope does. I've been able to trigger on signals and have the scope show frequencies and voltage peaks with ease. As shipped, all the bells and whistles are unlocked in trial mode and the serial decode under the waveform is quite useful. The notable draw backs are that the scope probes feel pretty cheap but functional and the crispness of the drawn waveform is nowhere nice as the high end scopes that I use at work. Its a great device for its price, but certainly won't dislodge higher end oscilloscopes for corporate use.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Budman
Location: Antioch TN USA
Recommended: Yes

Great Scope Value

I've just touched the surface of this scope's capability. Display is vivid and accurate and feature selection is easy. Delivery was quick and painless. The leads should be slightly better quality but they will be good for a few months until I can find better ones.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Karl Edwards
Location: MURRIETA HOT SPRINGS CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Price/Performance

Very comprehensive feature set and 4 channels. Easy to use, haven't had to open the manual yet. A lot of measurement options and screen can get crowded becoming an eye test. Unit is compact especially for 4 channel and even though the buttons are close together, I haven't had a problem operating. Overall, very happy with the Rigol.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gary
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Recommended: Yes

DS1054Z

I purchased the DS1054Z to replace a 12 year old Tektronix TDS1012 DSO used primarily for audio amplifier development and testing. I was looking for more capability and the Rigol seemed to offer it. Tequipment were fast with their delivery, and the scope has more than lived up to my expectation. Very happy. I would recommend this item.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: Illinois
Recommended: Yes

BEST UPGRADE I'VE EVER DONE!!

I haven't had a new scope in over 15 years. For the cost, you can NOT go wrong! It saves me time by having multiple measurements "on-screen" so I don't have to use multiple instruments at the same time.
Having 4-channels at the ready makes my troubleshooting life so much easier! Also, being able to save "screen-shots" for archiving on a thumb-drive (I use them for future comparing) is a wonderful addition.
If you think you have more questions... Check out the "EEVblog #703". There are a few videos just about this terrific scope at the blog.

Don't wait! Buy it NOW! You won't regret it!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
William Lampe
Location: SENECA MI US
Recommended: Yes
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Just great

Wow! What great piece of HAM radio equipment. Sturdy, easy to use and very accurate.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ronald Dumas
Location: STORRS/MANSFIELD CT US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

DS1054Z an amazing value

I was a bit skeptical about the quality of this scope but after reading all the great reviews here and across the web I decided to roll the dice and go for it.
I'm one happy hobbyist.This thing is amazing for the price. You'll know as soon as you take it out of the box. It feels very solid. Not a cheap toy by any means. I had a coupon code for it and with the free shipping it was at my front door in 3 days for only $375.00. I have an Agilent 33220A function generator that I tested the scope on. With the Auto feature I was reading traces in seconds. Looks like the TEK will be collecting dust for many years to come. I highly recommend this scope for any beginner scope. it's awsome...
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
J.Rasmussen
Location: Santa Ana Ca. Orange County
Recommended: Yes

J.Rasmussen

Great Scope with lots of easy to use features, bought one for training co-worker. After the unit was tested, I purchased 3 more. Great buy at twice the price...
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Andrew Darud
Location: LONG BEACH CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great product!

I purchased this scope after quite a bit of research. It's a great product and more than capable of what I wanted to do. I'm using it for automotive signals and it's been flawless thus far. Recommeneded!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Great value

I was surprised at the quality of this scope for such a low price. It's very easy to use, and 4 channels! I don't think there is anything else out there that can rival it at this price point. Definitely a good buy.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
GaryD
Location: San Diego CA USA
Recommended: Yes

Stop reading reviews and purchase this already!

If your sitting at your desk and drooling over this scope and have looked at all the pictures and have been on youtube to see all the reviews then there is really no point to mention here all of the DZ1054 features.. because you already know them by heart. Just buy the thing already its the best scope for the price bracket.. and has more features you will ever need for an oscope.NOT TO MENTION 4 CHANNELS !!!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Vtech
Location: PORTER RANCH CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great Scope!

This scope really impressed me. I sold my Tek TDS-210 and upgraded to the DS1054Z. I had read the reviews and I must agree with the majority of them, this is a great scope. The LCD screen is beautiful! It is 800x480, high resolution for a scope in this price category. It’s bright, crisp, has a wide viewing angle and is very legible even though some of the characters are pretty small. The buttons have a nice feel to them, many have LED back lights and the audible feedback works well. The shaft encoders for the voltage range selection have rotary detents but the other encoders do not. This makes sense on the channel vertical control, but the multi function encoder could use detents for easier selection of the menu items. The software drives them smoothly and accurately. All the shaft encoders have a detent setting when pressed, which is a time saver if you are near the extremes.
The amount of data the display shows is astonishing. Most simple measurements are made automatically, a great advantage for “on the fly” measurements. A manual cursor mode is available if needed. I really like the data decoder software. It’s perfect for decoding busses on microcontrollers. I mainly use this instead of my logic analyzer. The FFT math function is a welcome tool, as is the Multi level Intensity Grading feature. The measurements even includes statistics. The hardware frequency counter is a nice bonus. The Pass/Fail feature is very interesting, I can see myself using this for missing pulse detection or similar application.
The operation of this scope is straightforward in most cases. I figured out the majority of the features and operation without looking at the manual (in true engineering fashion!). There are a few idiosyncrasies, but nothing that would really interfere with most tasks. Most of these were cleared up once I read the manual.
The four scope probes are pretty nice. They are rated at 150Mhz, so they don’t interfere with the scope’s bandwidth. They feel sturdy, although not quite as beefy as the Tek ruggedized probes. They do have one advantage from the Teks. When placing the hook tips on, they make a nice solid click sound when seated properly. The Tek’s hook tips slide on without any sound, and I have missed a few times, as they didn’t make a solid electrical connection.
The only minor operational drawback I have encountered is that the record function does not work while in the logic analyzer decode mode. The large memory does help here, as the start-stop mode does work in the Logic Analyzer decode mode, so I can freeze the display and then review the data in detail. The fan noise issue isn’t a deal breaker, but it is noticeable, especially since my last digital scope was silent.
This is a fantastic entry priced scope. It doesn’t do it justice to be considered an “Entry Level” scope due to its vast feature set and construction. The fit, feel and finish implies this is a nice piece of test equipment. Nothing about this scope says “low cost or cheap”, other than the price. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: ALBERTA CANADA
Recommended: Yes

GREAT SCOPE

THIS A GREAT EATERY LEVEL SCOPE. YOU CAN NOT FIND A SCOPE LIKE THIS FOR UNDER $1000.00.EVERY HAM SHACK SHOULD HAVE ONE.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David Coon
Location: SAN DIEGO CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope!

Decided on the Rigol DS1054Z after watching the reviews on EEVblog and wasn't disappointed. It's a great scope! Watch the videos if you're looking for a hobbyist scope. Shopped around and TEquipment had the best price and free shipping. Shipped via UPS ground; tracking numbers posted within 48 hours; arrived in less than a week. No problems. Others at work have had similar good experience with them.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Allen Gordon
Location: NEW ORLEANS LA US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent product for price-point!

I have been "scoping" everything in my shop since this arrived. The DS1054Z is everything promised and way more scope than I actually need! With a 100X probe, I'm able to capture beautiful waveforms in my tube amps!!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
rvnash
Location: ALLISON PARK PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z Amazing scope for less than $400

Great service and shipping. Purchased the new scope on Friday, and had it delivered on Tuesday.

The scope itself worked flawlessly as I tried it on a number of circuits. Very intuitive interface, and a great feature set. Comes with all 4 probes, so that was nice.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Peter Dudash
Location: IN US
Recommended: Yes
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Intuitive Tool

This scope is very easy to use. It came highly recommended from EEVblog and other places too. The feature set is rich and the four channels is hard to beat at this price. The large screen makes it easy to view measurement info as well as the signal traces. I also love being able to immediately save data/screenshots to a USB flash drive. I definitely recommend this scope. It works great for my hobby projects!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John Mc
Location: TX USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol 1054Z - great equipment for the price

I am very pleased with my Rigol 1054Z. It seems to do everything a Tektronix would do, at a price a home hobbyist can afford. I bought one for home hobby use but would recommend them to an electronics test or repair facility for basic measurements. The user interface is a little different, but I think it's actually more intuitive. You have one vertical scale knob, and you select which channel you want to adjust with it.

Also the probes seem just fine, they have 1x-10x attenuation switches on them. They did come with a little yellow plastic cap that I have no idea what to do with - looks like they are made to slip over probe tip, but they don't stay so I don't know.

I like having 4 channels because I can watch logic signals in real-time, then freeze the screen and zoom in to decode.

I give it 5 stars!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Karl Edwards
Location: MURRIETA HOT SPRINGS CA US
Recommended: Yes

Excellent price/performance

Very comprehensive feature set and 4 channels. Easy to use, haven't had to open the manual yet. A lot of measurement options and screen can get crowded becoming an eye test. Unit is compact especially for 4 channel and even though the buttons are close together, I haven't had a problem operating. Overall, very happy with the Rigol.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Aarne Haas
Location: CHEYENNE WY US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Excellent value for money

This o'scope is one of the best buys currently available. the performance specs are met and the operation for most tasks is nearly intuitive. After using 'scopes for over 50 years, this unit has the best balance of functions, performance and value to take care of all usual and many unusual measurement needs I've ever had the pleasure of using.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Daniel Ban
Location: BURNSVILLE MN US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great oscilloscope for the money

The oscilloscope arrived faster then I though it would. A similar Agilent scope that I used at work was about 3 times the cost, with similar functionality. So far the product works great for hobbyist electronics.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mike Johnson
Location: GARDENDALE AL US
Recommended: Yes
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Best there is for the money

Great scope, also upgradable. Can't be beaten for the price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Aron
Location: Conroe TX US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Best value by far

This scope came highly recommended by eevblog and 4hv.org. It has not disappointed. Very rich feature set, especially if upgraded, good bandwidth, easy to use, and very well priced. I own multiple Tek and Fluke scopes and this scope comes impressively close to their performance and exceeds their features.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Steven
Location: Marblehead Ma Usa
Recommended: Yes

Great machine

More features plus four channels than competing DSO's. Software upgradable and best screen ever.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Paul Avery
Location: Gardena CA USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054

Great value for the money. Much more convenient to use than my 30 year old Tek 2215A. The DS1054 is an affordable scope for the amateur radio operator. SWR function was a big selling point - great for antenna work. Have suggest my radio club member should look into this scope!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
William McCormick
Location: East Meadow New York USA
Recommended: Yes

High Quality Scope.

This is a very high quality scope, for the price of a quality multi-meter.

It is a rugged beautifully designed scope. That I was able to without directions start using. It is highly accurate, and very consistent.

I was able to connect with the scope over USB and Ethernet, using free software on the internet. It was not seamless but totally workable. I controlled the scope and I have received graphic images of the scope screen at my computer. You can also just use the USB memory port to store images of the scope screen to a USB memory key, as well. No interface or software necessary. You just have to push a button on the scope.

The scope truly surprised me, I had planed to use it for experiments that might damage the scope. After receiving the scope and seeing the quality, I am afraid to use it for that type of testing. I am going to risk one my old Tektronix scopes instead.

Sincerely,

William McCormick
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gregory Pohodich
Location: BETHEL PARK PA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great budget Scope

While I have had limited use with this product so far, it has been great at everything I required of it. The screen is beautiful and the quick access measurements are useful.

The ability to plug in any flash drive and take a screen shot with a single button is also a great plus.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
ericjwin
Location: PEOTONE IL US
Recommended: Yes
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THE oscilliscope to buy!

The DS1054Z is the world's best selling oscilloscope.
It's a high quality, full featured, four channel digital storage oscilloscope. And has unbeatable specifications for the price: powerful trigger functions and broad analysis capabilities.

See also:
EEVblog #703 (12:47) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2qdtQkBKhc
EEVblog #704 (1:18:43) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETCOhzU1O5A
Tek's Oscilloscope primer http://info.tek.com/www-xyzs-of-oscilloscopes-primer.html
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
c kaczor
Location: Idaho
Recommended: Yes

Rigol 1054Z

Very nice, worth the money
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jason Adams
Location: Eaton IN US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great deal!!!!!

I decided to start searching for a digital scope a couple months ago. I've got a couple older teks but they're both quirky and unreliable. After extensive searching, reading tons of reviews about other scopes this one seemed to be the best value for the money. I really don't care for the quality of the supplied probes, but for the money it is what it is. The attachment that goes on the end of probe doesn't fit very snug and comes out quite easily if the probe is leaning downward, but since I have other probes I can make do. Scope wise it has way more than I can understand and use so I'm happy. A forewarning on the software, I decided to try to load it on my win7 computer, after restart windows wouldn't load. The software broke windows and I wasn't able to restore windows. It would be nice if there was a Linux variant for the software as I usually don't have problems with Linux stuff. If you're considering a purchase you won't find more value for your money look all you want but you're wasting your time, just go ahead and buy it NOW!!!!! :D
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          1.0
 
Burgess Macneal
Location: Ripplemead Virginia USA
Recommended: No

It takes a lot of guts to ask me for a review!

This transaction was possibly the most exasperating I can remember.
When product was ordered there were 22 in stock - which was good since we needed it immediately. We actually received it more than eight weeks later.

But wait - there's more. The ad stated that my credit card would not be charged until the product shipped. That was the ad - the reality was that my card was charged the day of the order.

To summarize - Great product - LOUSY customer service!
And they get one star because I keep thinking it could have been worse... but I am not sure how.

Tequipment Response: I review your order in our system. The customer used paypal. Paypal takes the money right away. We do not charge credit cards until we ship the order but paypal for us is not a credit card and works differently. We will make this more clear online. As for the product this item was on a 12 week back order from the end of dec until March. The port strike on the west coast delayed shipments 10 weeks. Our product just sat there on the dock due to the "slow down"at the ports. As for the item in stock, if the item was in stock it would ship right away. I cannot answer that statement other than that sounds very unusual. It may be possible we had 22 units in stock of the next model as we show our stock online. Thanks for the business and feedback. We will add some info online to avoid these issues in the future.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Alan Lowne
Location: FAIRPORT NY US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

This scope is the terrific value for a 4-channel 50MHz scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael Guntrum
Location: WALTONVILLE PA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great scope, great price

Needed a new scope, saw the review on EEVBlog and knew I found the right one. The scope is as nice as I expected, a huge leap from my old 20mHz analog. TEquipment was great to deal with, I live close to a warehouse so I had it in a day. That night I was doing measurements, capture to pc via usb, and data analysis. Easy to use and very reasonably priced. Don't hesitate, just get it!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
REB352
Location: Gainesville FL USA
Recommended: Yes

Buy 4 probes get scope free!

Amazing fact is that for the price of four probes from a well known scope manufacture you can also get this 4 channel 1GS scope. The UltraView seeks to make the display more "analog" scope like and is a nice addition to DSO. Very deep waveform memory allows one to view captured data.

A couple of things to note. (1) the sampling rate is divided by the number of active channels in use. 1ch=1GS, 4ch=250GS. (2) The input filter selection does not have the adjustable digital filter offered on the 2ch version.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: Brooklyn NY USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscopes

Great product goes without saying. It was backordered for weeks but thanks to good communication and frequent updates from TEquipment all expectations were set accordingly. Happy with our purchase and the process.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Edward Shure
Location: Dayton NV US
Recommended: Yes

Gift

This oscilloscope was purchased by us for a Christmas present for our son who is a computer major @ UNR(University of Reno). He told us he is happy with the equipment and can use it for his academic projects.

EES
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Bruce
Location: Valley Springs South Dakota United States
Recommended: Yes

Great scope not so hot communications

Great scope when I finally got it. When I ordered it I was told it would be shipped shortly. A month later I call and emailed only to find out that the shipment was setting off the CA coast because of long shore mans strike. Took another month to actually get it. I think if they would have emailed me before I called and told me why it was being delayed I would have had no problem.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bill B
Location: St. Charles MO USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z

Based upon various online reviews, I ordered the RIGOL DS1054Z. Although the original ship date was missed, it was due to no fault of TEquipment. Dock strikes on the west coast caused the delay. Packaging exceeded my expectations as well as the functioning of the unit. For the price, this is a great item. My oh my, how technology has advanced.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mick
Location: ALLENTOWN PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Good, cheap scope

Excellent scope for the price. Everything works as you'd expect, probes are of decent quality.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Vladimir Levinson
Location: Bellingham WA USA
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

It is an unbelievable tool

I always wanted to buy an oscilloscope buy price was a barrier. What are the options? Get used one from eBay and pray to get a good one? Nowadays you can get a great NEW unit for a reasonable money. This oscilloscope looks great, comes with a lot of useful goodies. You actually have everything you need right from the box and can start your tests right away.

Special thanks for tequipment for fast order handling and shipping.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Doug S
Location: Dayton OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigols DS1074Z

Excellent Scope with more features that most will ever need. It has features on it that some years back were either not on scopes or only on research level gear that had many more 000's to the price - For all but the most demanding applications I am not sure why one would pay more.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: TEMPE AZ US
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Rigol DS1054Z

This oscilloscope is great. It might take a little bit to get used to finding some of the features in the menus, but for only $400 you are getting a very nice scope with a ton of features. The screen is also pretty large. I do wish that you could hide the side menus on the screen when not in use so that the displayed signal could take up more space on the screen, but that is only a minor issue.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
joe walmer
Location: CRYSTAL RIVER FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing scope for the price can't do better

This is absolutely the best deal there is for an oscilloscope. you get more than the rest and you get 2 more channels too. Arrived fast from Tequipment too. 5 stars.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kevin Kennedy
Location: MORRISTOWN NJ US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z

I bought this scope because of the rave review it got from Dave Jones on EEVblog and I must say I couldn't be happier. I was originally going to purchase the DS1052E, but after the reviews I'm glad I spent the extra $70 and got the DS1054Z.
The only problem I had is that one of the scope probes broke, the first day I had it. I put the clip on the probe and when I pulled it off the probe tip stuck in the clip and pulled off of the probe handle. I sent an email to Rigol and they are sending me a new probe.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Blair
Location: PENFIELD NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Price, Fast Shipping, NICE Scope

Ordering experience could not have been better. Shipped same day as ordered and arrived 2 days later. No charge, no tax, cheaper than through Amazon Prime account.

Have not had much time with the scope yet but very happy with initial impression of overall quality and ease of operation.

All the "optional" features are enabled on a trial basis for 32 hours so don't leave it running.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jimww
Location: FULLERTON CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Fantastic scope and an unreal value!

It amazes me what you can get for $399. I never expected the solid build quality, snappy screen updates, and measurement capability that this scope offers. Not much to complain about, perhaps some fonts could have been a little larger and some features get lost in the menus. Hard to avoid either with so many features crammed into this small package. Highly recommended.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
DKS
Location: MCKINNEY TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z Digital Scope

First off great turnaround by TEquipment on the order, placed on the 14, in my hands on the 20th.

I have been looking for a digital scope to supplement my Tek 2465a. After seeing the many positive reviews and comments on this scope I decided to go with it. I do not regret that decision. I haven't yet tested/tried all the capabilities this scope offers but so far it has stacked up well against the Tek scope. A slight learning curve on the controls and UI but after some use it becomes natural. There may be a few other quirks but the positives far outweigh the negatives.

I don't think you can go wrong with this scope if you are looking for a capable device for a great value.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Curtis Smith
Location: DRAPER UT US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z entry-level scope

Received my Rigol DS1054Z yesterday via UPS. Arrived on time and was in great condition. Calibrated the channel-one probe with the built-in square-wave signal generator and began testing some PWM controllers. The scope is a great little scope loaded with many features some of which I will probably never use. The feature I need are easy to find and understand. The measure button automatically provides detailed measurements about the signal and the statics option provides a wide variety of real-time monitoring metrics. The sampling rate is great for this price range, and the display and rendering are fast and clear. Included are four probes with grounding clip and spring-loaded end-hook. The probe ends are very sharp. My probe rings came in yellow, black, pink, and blue, rather than yellow, cyan, pink, and blue as are the colors on the scope. No big deal. You also get some additional parts with the probe for special situations. I wish it came with a little bag for all the parts and the probes. I will just go buy one at Walmart for $5. This scope is the best for the price range and can be upgraded.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mike D
Location: ROCKVILLE MD US
Recommended: Yes
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Outstanding For The Price

An incredible value for the orice, the ds1054z blows away everything in it's class. Besides a few little UI quirks, usability is very high. I wanted to make sure I got through several projects before writing a review and the overall impression was the ds1054z is a true winner for the general purpose scope crowd.

The only negatives I could find were the limitations on the decoder being stuck to screen buffer memory (turns out originally it was supposed to be capable of pulling from screen or memory), a few oddities with the UI (like not being able to fully remove measurements from screen without a power cycle or reset and the keyboard starting in Chinese while in English mode), and that a few of the probes had very touchy attenuation switches (sometimes not working at all on 1x. Fine on 10x).

Besides the quirky probes, the hardware is quite good. Dave's right, there may be some bugs, but the scope is overall very capable and especially so for the price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
TIM VAN DUSEN
Location: EDGEMONT PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great service, price, and product

Very pleased with my DS1054Z purchased from TEquipment.com. First time owning a digital scope after many years with an old analog. There has been a lot floating around the internet about a hack for this scope, but the scope already being such a great deal, I went ahead and "purchased" all the software options, seeing that as being the right thing to do as a way of saying thanks for keeping the initial cost so low with the option of upgrading to some features that are great to have but not absolutely necessary for getting a job done. Really great scope. I've had it for a few weeks and having nothing bad to say about it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
MagstarUSA
Location: UNIONTOWN OH US
Recommended: Yes

Feature Rich

I received this several weeks ago, I needed it sooner, but it was the victim of the shipping strike. Well, the need has passed, and today I opened the box, plugged it in, and spent about a half hour with it. It's going to take me awhile to gain some proficiency at operating this scope. However, my first impression is this is a feature rich instrument, especially at this price. I would feel more comfortable if each input had its own input adjustment, without the "switch then adjust that channel" arrangement found on this oscilloscope. Still, I think that's something I will get used to. So, for the price, I'm quite happy and haven't found any deal killers. It does everything I need, and I would definitely buy it again.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
PHIL MARCHAND
Location: ROCHESTER NY US
Recommended: Yes
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great scope

To start: I like this scope a lot.
I just bought it last week.
It seems to work as advertized.
There are two things I needed to get used to:
1: The user interface is a little weird. I never read a manual, so I expect things to be intuitive. For example, when selecting a channel you get a pull-down menu, but it is hard to get out of that menu again.
2: There is no trigger input connector, like most scopes have. You have to use one of the 4 channels as a trigger channel. This is OK, but it does waste one channel in many cases.

The screen is very nice and high resolution. I think this is one of the better Tektronix knockoffs.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John Abbitt
Location: GAINESVILLE FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z

I just got the scope and haven't used it much, but it seems really nice. There are a lot of features for such a low price. Very solid construction.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bob D
Location: Morris Plains New jersey USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscopes Review

Great scope for beginners and home enthusiast. Grew up on the old analog scopes and what a difference using the Rigol digital scope. No more counting boxes, just look the readout and you get an exact value for most of the values want with one connection.

Highly recommend!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Roger Meli
Location: RALEIGH NC US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope

excellent value for the price. Can't beat it. No complaints whatsoever.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
William Gromen
Location: Spring Grove PA US
Recommended: Yes

First experiences with the DS1054Z

After having used a competitor's scope for a few days on a trial basis, I bought the DS1054Z (untried) because of it has more channels, much more memory, and a better display, all for a lower price. The initial learning-to-use-it time was longer for the Rigol, but that is because it has so many more options for capturing and displaying a signal. After two calls to the Rigol tech support line I was on-track and doing more than I thought possible. The User Manual is very detailed, but could use a going over by a native English speaker. For example: "Turn clockwise to increase the position..." should be "...raise the position..." And "push the button continuously" should be "repeatedly." But all in all it is an excellent manual except for the term "Memory Depth" which has more to do with the display than the fixed 12M point memory.
Bottom Line: a great scope at a very low price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Anonymous
Location: KAHULUI HI US
Recommended: Yes
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ds1054z

Great machine.Four channel for a great price Easy to use. Nice big screen.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Hammer
Location: NORTH IRWIN PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Fantastic First Scope!

Very happy with this purchase! I am a Hobbyist getting back into electronics again and figured it was time to get a scope. This Rigol DS1054Z is Great with lots of bells and whistles not found on any other scope. The four channels are a little over kill for me right now, But I'm sure I will glade I have them later. It was a little tricky to figure out what how to used it at first(who reads the manuals, Not me) But the green help button helped out with that. The only thing I'm not happy with is all of the coolest triggers are trail only. But still very happy with the scope Over all. Great first scope with very nice features at a price not touched by other manufactures.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
skhan
Location: SOUTH OZONE PARK NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Perfect Scope for a beginner.

I've been researching scopes for a while. This is an amazing deal. 4 channels for 399! It comes with a manual, however, there are tons of info online. There are some videos on youtube...I saw someone hacking the firmware to allow 100mhz. Cool!

It also has the capability for I2C - handy if you are into the Arduino platform.

Shipping was delayed a few weeks, however, I see TE has quite a few in stock as of this post.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
keith black
Location: LUBBOCK TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Really nice scope for the price

I'm really enjoying my scope!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: Peoria Arizona USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z - 50Mhz

The Rigol 1054z is a super, everyday bench scope!
This scope is a must have if you're working on electronics. A great addition to the shop.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Roy Alexander
Location: CRANBERRY TWP PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Fantastic Instrument for the $

This is a fantastic scope for $399. ! I'm just getting started, but the users manual and programming manual are well written and straight forward. (over 200 pages each) The capabilities of this instrument are amazing. my first digital scope was a Nicolet explorer III from 1978 it weighed 50# had a screen you could barely see in bright light, and had a whopping 2k record length storage was on a 5-1/4" floppy disc and it stored unformatted a total of 8 records! It had a max sampling rate of 500kHz ( 5 MHz with a special plug in. I did like the standard 12 bit vertical resolution. (I still have 2 of these scopes I resqued from the scrap pile.

Getting the beast to trigger on what you wanted was trial and error. Since I was recording utility switching transients that was a problem. Using them in the field (utility HV substation) was a bear. in 1978 the Nicolet cost 10k$! and that is 1978 $! Anyway, this Rigol is 0.1 x the weight and 1000x the capability, and has 4 channels not just 2.

I'll give a better review after I've put it through some paces. So far it seems better than the 4k$ Fluke or Tectronics portables I've used.

One down side , no internal battery power, But I can run with an inverter off my own battery.

Grace & Peace
Roy
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
keith black
Location: LUBBOCK TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Neat scope

Really nice scope for the money!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: ROSLYN PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great 4 Channel Oscilloscope

This oscilloscope it to replace my owon 60mhz 2 channel. I can't belive the detail compared to the owon. The controls are different but easy to understand. I have been using for about a week and recommend the DS1054Z to anyone who is looking for an entry level 4 channel oscilloscope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Curtis B*
Location: WHITE LAKE MI US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z O-Scope

This Scope is an easy to use entry level 4 channel scope. Pro's are large color display, large buttons, multiple menus. Con's are vertical portions or square waves are not very clear and some of the language (text) is written in an unclear manner, hard to understand. Overall I would rate this product very good.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          3.0
 
Jack Hammer
Location: PLAINVIEW NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Scope Review

I think the scope is a great value. Works good and has many nice measurement features. However, one of the reasons I purchased this scope was for the I2C decoding feature which doesn't work properly. Rigol has acknowledged that there appears to be a bug in the software. Internet searches reveal other frustrated owners with similar findings. Rigol is not addressing the issue to anyone's satisfaction.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mark Bolla
Location: McKinney TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Bargain of the century

This Rigol O-scope is amazing and the low price makes it almost unbelievable. I have used the big "name brand" scopes at work that cost 10 to 20 times what this one cost and it is just as capable, if not more. And to top it off, some of my "maker" friends purchased a couple of these locally from another distributor and waited almost 3 months for it to arrive. I bought mine from TEquipment and got it in 16 days.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John M
Location: SAN DIEGO CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent value

This is a great, easily portable scope with tons of functionality that rivals anything out there for twice the price. I had no problems getting it set up and configured, the menus are user friendly and intuitive.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mugs
Location: San Diego CALIFORNIA (CA)
Recommended: Yes

Excellent scope for $400

Great functionality, light and easily portable, have used pretty much all the functions available and it works at least as good as scopes priced 2-3x higher.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Matt Dwyer
Location: CICERO NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Terrific Scope

Perfect scope for me as a home hobbyist. Now that I have it, I really believe this is the best value out there. The interface is a lot more intuitive than I expected. Intensity grading is awesome and feels just like my analog. Display resolution is very good and fast.

The only negative I'd have is that the PC software that came with it doesn't make a lot of sense. Not as easy to get working as I think it should be. But I don't think I'd need it much. A USB stick makes it simple to download data from it and works great.

Shipping was delayed a few weeks, probably due to demand, but TEquipment did a fine job communicating the back order status which was out of their control. Totally worth the wait.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
MOUZHI DONG
Location: CYPRESS TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing Scope with Your Money

1) It is so compact that you can bring it anywhere with ease.
2) It is surprised such many function scope that only cost around $400.
3) I will definitely recommend to all electrical engineer friend.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
colinta
Location: Denver CO USA
Recommended: Yes

Can't beat it, especially for the price!

This is my first oscilloscope, and I'm really happy with it. Great features, the big screen is super nice, everything works great!

I could see someone pining for the Logic Analyzer, but personally I have not needed it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Tom Young
Location: Binghamton NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing First Scope

This is my first scope, and so far I love it. It's packed with features. The I2C decoder works great for my small projects! Highly recommend.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Tony Karavidas
Location: PACHECO CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great little scope!!

This is not my first scope, but if you're thinking about buying it as your first scope, don't hesitate! It's a great scope, especially for $400!! The only bad part is these things are so popular, you might get upset waiting for it to arrive!!!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Branden Sherrell
Location: PENSACOLA FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Fantastic Scope!

The DS1054Z is a very high quality piece of equipment and I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for an entry level scope but not wanting to shell out the cash for the higher-end models. Although, do not let my words fool you, this 'scope is packed with a great deal of the features you find on these upper-end scopes too! The 7" screen only makes it that much better.

The only "bad" thing I have to say about this model is that the cooling fan is a bit loud if you are in quiet room - maybe a little louder than the average desktop PC.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Tim
Location: WILLOWBROOK IL US
Recommended: Yes
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Awesome value scope!

This is an awesome scope, incredible value for the price, 4 channels, 4 high frequency probes, awesome functionality. This is the best scope you can buy for under 400, no question about it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Corey Palmatier
Location: Upstate NY US
Recommended: Yes
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The new "First" Oscilloscope.

The Rigol DS1054Z is an exceptional 4 channel oscilloscope, decent bandwidth, and a beautiful screen. Despite the two month wait which was caused by a supply issue with Rigol (Not tequipment) after receiving the unit I put it right to work in the lab. Any annoyance at the wait was gone after experimenting with the features, previously I had access to a two channel techtronix set up which was great but having the two extra channels made sampling multiple points easily, accelerating troubleshooting. For the price, with the specs and built in features this really is a no brainer. While there is something nostalgic using a massive old school analog scope, the smaller digital scopes have easier to read screens with awesome built in functions.

The search is over. Looking for your first scope - this is the one you want.

-CP
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: PT ORANGE FL US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z Comments

What more can be said that has not already been said praising this unit. It is great. A couple things that I noticed were as follows:
1) the "Hook Clip" probe extensions have to be pushed on rather firmly until they click in place; I am apparently not the only one that didn't feel comfortable pressing them on as hard as they needed;
2) the "Measure" variables that can be put on the bottom of the screen are great until you try to remove them; I found where they can be "Deleted" but they stay in position greyed out. I haven't found yet how to get rid of them and bring up variables in a different order. Perhaps setting to the Factory Default will do that, but that should not be required.

These are admittedly very minor items and the scope is just what I needed, lots of functionality at a reasonable price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ernest Stedman
Location: ROSWELL GA US
Recommended: Yes
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Love this scope!

This is a great scope at a great price! I was able to operate it right out of the box and am getting much use out of it. The user interface is simple and intuitive. The manual is a bit weak. I have not messed with the PC software yet. I got rid of 3 "big iron" scopes and upgraded to the Rigol. It's amazing how many features it has! Delivery took a while, but I am glad I waited. They are in high demand.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
JG
Location: Cambridge MA USA
Recommended: Yes

Excellent Scope! Great Value!

A truly excellent scope, and that's before we get to the price! Which is insane.

The screen is clear, bright, and large. The functions, such as measure, are clearly labeled, intuitive, and easy to use.

Highly recommended!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Carlos Alex Macias
Location: Cali Valle CO
Recommended: Yes
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The best !!!!!

Grand oscilloscope . Good cost- benefit ratio . It incorporates many features that other teams do not have the same price .
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jake
Location: MAYFIELD ID US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Value

My time with this oscilloscope so far is limited, but it has been great for the small tasks I have used it for so far. There are many features to explore. It has a good quality feel and it is vastly more capable than the analog scopes I learned on. Really can't go wrong at this price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Rishabh Kasliwal
Location: Austin TX US
Recommended: Yes
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will buy again from tequipment

I have not used it yet, but the product arrived in excellent condition. I ordered a bunch of other things from TEQUIPMENT. Their pricing is better than most. Their customer service was efficient and helpful. The whole experience was great.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Artful
Location: Madison AL - Alabama
Recommended: Yes

Good Scope

This is a very portable and reliable scope easy to calibrate and setup.
The display is excellent and the automatic features rapidly bring in the results
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bocamo
Location: Roseburg OR USA
Recommended: Yes

great 'scope

This is a terrific little 4 channel storage oscilloscope for money. Intuitive menus make this quite easy to set up and use. For a hobbiest like myself this is an excellent choice.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Todd
Location: Plantersville TX USA
Recommended: Yes

Very satisfied

The only way I could be happier with this product is (1) If the upgrades and options were more sensibly priced, and (2) if it accepted a 12V power source. I am off the grid and don't like jacking 12V up to 120V just to have the instrument jack it right back down.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: ALEXANDRIA VA US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing value

This scope is amazing! It does everything that most people will need, and well. I've got an Agilent on my desk at work that cost 35x as much as this Rigol, and there are some things that the Rigol actually does *better*. I would recommend this to any hobbyist or professional looking for a good oscope who doesn't need to observe extremely high frequencies.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Andres Ortiz
Location: SAN ANTONIO TX US
Recommended: Yes
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rigol ds1054z

pretty awesome little unit for the price. 4 channel scope, plenty of memory, 4 probes included. a lot of people complain about the fan noise but i have a ps3 sitting next to me and it's about twice as loud as this, I don't consider the noise to be a problem at all. tequipment has replied fast to all my email questions. I would recommend this scope and site to any of my friends.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Jeff
Location: Santa Clarita CA USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z Scope

Great product. Was able to download and install software update to upgrade to a DS1104Z.Very high marks on the hardware but the Rigol operating software and manuals leave much to be desired. If only Rigol could outsource their software and documentation to the USA.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Tony B
Location: USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1154Z

Great scope at a ridiculously low price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Frank Z.
Location: Brighton Michigan USA
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscope

Impressive instrument that exceeds my expectations. Especially noteworthy is the bright, high definition display. I was looking for a basic, low cost 4 channel scope for analog use and found TEquipment.net. Pleasant purchase experience, free on time delivery as promised followed by a post sales satisfaction check and support pledge. Very pleased with my new scope and TEquipment.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
jkrichards
Location: Sykesville MD USA
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Best Scope for under $400.00

With the new firmware that fixed some major issues this scope is amazing for the price. It also has upgradable options that can be purchased and added at any time. Easy to use and seems very accurate.

I don't think you can find a better scope for the price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mike
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Rigol is now the leader in the market!

this is my first digital scope, and it is just too incredible to say, just buy one and use it. For the price you can't beat it! I like the one button press to save an image to a flash drive. So buy one the people at Tequipment are great and they will treat you right, oh yeah and free shipping, what a deal. Come on 400 bucks for 4 channel digital scope 50 MHz that can be easily hacked to 100 MHz and be able to keep all the trial stuff for free, hackers gotta love'em. this scope comes HIGHLY recommended by me!!!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
sairus
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Just buy it.

Great oscilloscope best quality/price unit on the market.
You just must have it. Model ds1054z so popular that stores usually have empty stock and only way get it is preorder. Don't waste your time: need o`scope you have 400$=buy Rigol DS1054Z (then crack it and have DS1104Z and save 430$) profit
http://mysku.ru/blog/usa-stores/29367.html
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ken
Location: OH US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Rigol DS1054Z

Everything you've read about this scope is true. Amazing feature set for an incredible price. Fast service and shipping.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location:
Recommended: Yes

DS1054Z

Rigol DS1054Z is the best value and a great o'scope for the bench. Easy to use!!! I find myself using the scope more than before.... TE Equipment is the first call for price, customer service and delivery.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Chromguy
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Recommended: Yes

Great scope for the buck

Great scope with tons of features. Checkout eevblog video if you are unconvinced.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Spencer Davis
Location: MADISON MS US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Excellent Scope

This oscilloscope offers excellent features at an astounding price. Look no further for an entry level scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Excellent Product and Service

This scope performs very well for its cost. It provides many useful measurement features and is easy to learn to use.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Jason M.
Location: Phoenix AZ USA
Recommended: Yes

Great scope but Tequipment was frustrating!

My Rigol DS1054Z arrived today after a frustrating wait from TEquipment.NET. I had six estimated ship dates. I don't recommend buying from them if they don't have the product in stock. The scope looks good and works well. There are even upgraded features that will work for 36hrs. The extra features clock ticks down only while the scope is powered on, so you can stretch out the trial period for weeks or months.

I ordered the scope on the 15th of December. The fact that it arrived 7 weeks later doesn't bother me much. Let your customers know that it will take about 8 weeks before they see their new equipment arrive. Do not move the estimated ship day around more than twice after setting the initial ship date. And never let the estimated ship date enter the past! Below is a list of my actual estimated ship dates (ESD) in order.

12/15/2014: Ordered my scope
12/16/2014: ESD 12/31/2014
12/22/2014: ESD 1/20/2015
1/5/2015: ESD 1/5/2015
1/16/2015: ESD 1/16/2015
1/19/2015: ESD 1/26/2015
1/22/2015: ESD 1/22/2015?

TEquipment.NET response: Thank you for your feedback. I share with you the frustration with getting this unit on time. The multiple updates is noted as well. The port strike or slowdown delayed shipments up to 9 weeks longer than usual. We had units sitting on the dock for months. As we were getting updated we were sending these to our customers. In addition to this our normal 8 week lead-time to get items from Rigol ended up being 14 weeks plus the port delays on top of this made this item very difficult to nail on the lead-time. We did however finally get ahead of these issues this week and have lots of stock. The port slowdown has lifted as well.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Autotech1975
Location: Walnutport PA United States
Recommended: Yes

DS1054Z

The service and support from TEquipment was great. I had questions, they had answers with no run around answers. The DS1054Z is a great value and I recieved it in perfect condition. You cant beat the price for this scope. I will be shopping here again.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
galaxgirla
Location: VA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great Scope

Scope is well equipped. Works great!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: Asuncion Asuncion Paraguay
Recommended: Yes

Excellent Purchase

Nothing can beat this oscilloscope in price vs. performance relation! I'm very happy with it. =D
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: ND US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Excellent Scope!

I highly recommend this scope if you are going to purchase your first scope. I picked one up for school and personal projects and its worked great so far. I haven't had the chance to test everything out yet but so far it has done the simple things well. If you thinking of getting the DS1052E don't bother, this scope has 4 channels and a high res. screen that is actually pretty nice to look at. If you havent done it already, check out the EEVBlog review by Dave Jones on Youtube. Also, shipping from Tequipment was fast, like 4-5 days from the day I ordered it fast(shipping sucks where i live). Would order from here again. *Educational pricing was a nice bonus as well*
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
DW
Location: CARPENTERSVLE IL US
Recommended: Yes

Great Buy!

You absolutely cannot beat the performance for the cost! This is a no brainer. Why are you even looking at the reviews?? Just get it!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Shane Radtke
Location: NASHVILLE TN US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Rigol DS1054z

Upon opening this affordable oscilloscope, I was very impressed with its size and specifications. Upon first use, I found it to work very well in biasing a solid state power amp. The signal was clear and clean. I would like to make the trace signal even thinner, but can't ask too much for the price point. While working on a voice board for an analog synth, I got to know this scope even better. The self-calibration is very useful as well as the depth of detail necessary to adjust a 300 mVp-p signal. It did require a little bit of reading the manual, but the controls are user friendly for anyone who has worked on other scopes. I say this is a great entry-level oscilloscope with plenty of options.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David Telling
Location: Carson City NV US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Scope bargain of the year!

I heard about this 'scope from a Facebook group post, and when I checked out the link, I ordered it immediately, as I knew that the price was amazing. A colleague owns some other pieces of Rigol test equipment, and has been very happy with them, so I didn't think I was taking much of a chance with this 'scope. I received the 'scope, started using it, and have nothing but good results. 4 channels, fast and DEEP sampling, bright, sharp screen all contribute to a great usage experience. The 'scope comes with 4 switchable 1x/10x probes, and is USB connectable to a computer. I use mid-range Tektronix 'scopes for work, and this Rigol is very comparable in the important aspects, and has a much deeper sample memory, allowing high-resolution zoom. As I said in the title - 'scope bargain of the year!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Schnibb
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Great quality scope at reasonable price.

I love this scope. I also own an Owon MSO7062TD and a Quantasylum QA100 and the Rigol is very high quality and software is stable. For general use (something like automotive electronics development with microcontrollers) this scope is perfect.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Evan
Location: MONMOUTH OR US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great for the price

I'm loving this scope. It's my first one and so far hasn't let me down. It's easy enough to learn and since there's already a huge community of other novices using them, there's plenty of people online willing to help. It comes with 35 hours of trial time on all of the extra features, which for me is going to end very soon, so hopefully it's still "just as good" after I lose those features.

For the price it's a no-brainer.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: WILLOW POINT NY US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Thanks for the serviceTequipment

Great service from Tequipment and the DS1054Z was just what I was expecting and it was here in less than 3 days. I will definitely be ordering from you again!

HB
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: ANDOVER MA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great Scope Great Value!

I am a hobbyist/educator. I am very impressed by the quality and feature set of this oscilloscope, particularly relative to the price and other units on the market. It will take me a while to work through all of the features. Yes, the sheer number of features can make some of them a little tricky to figure out, but I do not see this as a major problem. The manual is adequate, but not stellar, but I find I can still figure out what I need from that plus Google plus a little trial and error. Some people have mentioned that it is noisy. You can definitely hear it running, but I would not describe it as overly noisy. Overall, this unit more than meets my needs and expectations. This is an easy one to rate 5-stars.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Dusty
Location: LONG BEACH CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Pro scope at budget price!

Professional grade 4 channel scope at a starter scope price! This unit is way beyond my expectations. Fairly quick and very accurate. Reasonably easy to use user interface, nice screen and a small workbench footprint. User manual can use some more detail, but otherwise very informative. My main gripe I have (as well as other reviewers have) is that the controls need to have a firmer detent to instill some confidence in quick setting changes. Not a biggie, but its something that could use improvement. Another issue I would like to see improved is the refresh speed of the UltraScope software when connected to a pc via USB.

If you have a version of the scope that was manufactured in 2014, be sure to apply the latest firmware update that addresses the jitter issues. Mine is new from the manufacturer (Jan 2015) and has no issues whatsoever. The biggest issue of this scope is to find it in stock! These things sell out FAST! Tektronix needs to watch their back!

If you are a hobbyist, a student or someone just looking for a good scope that won't break the bank, you can't beat it!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Rob
Location: DUNNELLON FL US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Can't be beat for a first scope!

After reading A LOT of reviews online about this scope, I purchased it without any regrets. It really is the best value scope for a beginner wanting to get serious.

The only dislikes I have about it is the fan is more noisy than I like and the small rotary encoders feel like they have no detents in them. Not bad enough to remove 1 star but still less than perfect.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
KEN KIRKPATRICK
Location: STANWOOD WA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Perfect scope for the electronic hobbyist

As an electronics technician I used scopes on a daily basis back in the 80's. The cost of a decent oscilloscope prohibited the purchase for personal use. Then Rigol came out with this feature packed, low cost scope. This is exactly what I needed for my home electronics bench, no regrets.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Alok Bhargava
Location: CONCORD CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Excellent scope

I got it yesterday and worked out of the box. Quality is good for the price. There are so many functions available for one to use.

I wish I had bought one with logic analyzer.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Tim Iskander
Location: Fayetteville NY US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Awesome scope for the money...

Just look at the specs... read the online reports. This scope is awesome! its 4 channels, 50MHz (up-gradable to 100) BW, digital phosphor...
For what I use it for (primarily fixing old arcade games) its perfect.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: PEORIA AZ US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

THE New Entry Level Scope

The DS1054Z replaced my DS1052E and I am very happy with it. There are plenty of reviews available, so I will comment on a few things that I personally like.

The overall feel of the instrument is quite good, with easy to operate controls and more functions exposed via buttons. It is a bit heavier than the DS1052E so button presses don't seem to move it around as much. They moved the power button to the front, which is good because I could not get to the top button on my shelf-mounted DS1052, but bad because the unit slides around when you press the front button unless you hold it with two hands.

Of course, the larger display is the big upgrade. It is a lot easier for my tired eyes to read.

While I will eventually read the manual to understand what this instrument can do, I found it very easy to just plug it in and start using it
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Anonymous
Location: SAN FRANCISCO CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Nice but not Tektronics nice

Being able to upgrade to the higher spec functionalities is nice. The user interface is a little confusing, switching between 4 probes. The plastic casing is average, doesn't look like it would last if moved around too much. The screen is nice and big with good clarity and viewing angle. The probes are just adequate.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Tom Kelley
Location: TUCSON AZ US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Best 4 channel scope

I just received my Rigol 1054Z and have to say that I am very pleased with the performance and construction. At work I have access to many scopes from Tektronix, and Agilent (now Keysight). While this scope cannot compete with these high end models in bandwidth , it blows them out of the water in the price/performance category. I know of no other 4 channel scope that can even come close.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Raymond Adams
Location: THELMA TX US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great Scope

If you need a good scope and are on debating which one to buy, look no further. This scope is great value for money and is very well documented and reviewed. Check out Dave's review at eevblog and others on youtube. There is a reason everyone is picking them up. Get on the list and get one for yourself. 399 for a 4 channel quality oscilloscope, enough said.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: MARIETTA GA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great scope

Great scope, great specs, interface (buttons and menus) MUCH improved over the 1000e/d series. Insanely good value for money!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael Officer
Location: BROKEN ARROW OK US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Incredible value

I haven't used an oscilloscope since an analog one in college. The features and findings offered in this box is simply amazing. I've used it extensively and everything works extremely well. I love the compact form factor. It does make access to few things a little cumbersome but I Rigol choose well in the trade-offs that had to be made to get a four channel scope in such a small package. If you considering an oscilloscope but this one.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Nick Triantos
Location: WOODSIDE CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Took a while but worth the wait

It took a few weeks to come back in stock at TEquipment, but as soon as they got it, they shipped it out and it came quickly. This is a fantastic scope. Build quality looks good, UI is good, and I couldn't be happier, especially for TEquipment's great price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
AK
Location: WEST FORT DODGE IA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great Scope for the Money!

Own and operate a small electronics start up. Got my first Rigol product (power supply) a little over a year ago and needed to add an oscilloscope to my arsenal of lab equipment. Received this scope a week ago and I could not be more happy with it. Great product and quality that I have come to expect with Rigol!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Peter Slater
Location: WESTLAKE OH US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Beginner, loving it

I haven't had much experience with oscilloscopes before I bought this, but I bought this because of Dave's recommendation from the EEVBlog. The scope has a very useful help feature that explains all of the features with both text and graphics, an awesome feature for a beginner.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
DC
Location: FLUSHING NY US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Awesome scope!

I was set on buying a Tek, but after all the glowing reviews on the EEVBlog, I decided to bite the bullet. All I can say is wow, this thing is great. It's really nicely built, has everything I need, and I never thought I'd have a (recent) 4 channel scope for this price. I haven't put it through its paces yet, but it looks like it'll handle everything I'm planning to throw at it, and then some.

Mine was the newest batch (late Jan 2015) and I don't see any jitter issues. Haven't checked yet to see if they included the most recent firmware for me, but it's holding steady. All in all, a great scope, and if you're just moving to a digital like me, it'll hold you over for most things. TEquipment was awesome and kept me posted, and the free voltage tester is actually one of my favorite new tools.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: FALL RIVER MA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

No Brainer

This is the best bargain in oscopes by far. The measures bandwidth out of the box it over 90mhz. The features and functions are mind boggling to find in a scope at this price. The biggest problem is they don't stay in stock for long you must act fast to get one.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Joseph P.
Location: DYER IN US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

A lot of scope for the money.

My unit had the dreaded jitter problems upon arrival, but with the new firmware update, those seem to have gone away. All told, very happy with this purchase. It does a lot; much much more than my old DS1052E, so my only real complaint would be that it's taking some time to learn how to use all the new fancy features. As problems go, I'll take that one any day.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John
Location: WILDER KY US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Everyone's right - best value

The positive reviews you are seeing here and places like EEVBLOG are true. This is an amazing piece of equipment. If you're debating between this and a cheaper unit, this is the one to get.

I've only used analog oscilloscopes in the past, yet the learning curve for the 1054Z is minimal. If you're familiar with using oscilloscopes/theory, you'll have no trouble learning it.

Everything you'd expect is there plus so much more. Single sweep mode is especially useful for inspecting digital signals you'd never catch on an analog one. Many automatic measurement options are available - Pk to Pk, RMS, rise/fall time, frequency, etc. Optional decoding features seem to work well, so far I've only tested i2c and had no trouble decoding.

Price is very reasonable considering all that you get. You'll find 4 probes, usb cable, software cd, manual and calibration certificate in the box.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: POTTSTOWN PA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great product for the price

This scope is great for a little more than a starter price. The four channels are awesome and the measurement functionality works well. So far there are only two specific nuances i noticed.

1. The menu botton on the top left corner of the screen only seems to switch between what type of measurements are shown next to the buttons (horiozontal, vertical, etc). It seemed like there could have been more functionality to it.

2. When zooming on a trace the cursor measurements do not follow onto the zoomed section, they are only visible on the main traces.

Otherwise this scope seems to be an awesome grab for the price. It is nice and small so it does not use a lot of desk real-estate. It has a nice clear screen. The buttons are fairly easy to navigate and use. Looking forward to test it even further. Have not had a chance to try the PC software yet.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Chris King
Location: COOKEVLE TN US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Currently the best value scope

I bought this to replace the DS1052E. As others have mentioned there is extensive discussion of this scope on the EEVBlog forum. Rigol does seem to read the forum and has released new firmware to address problems that users have found with this scope.

I should note that lead times on this scope are fairly long at this point (up to two months perhaps) due to high demand.

I would highly recommend this product.

Tequipment Response: As of 1/9 we have 400 units coming into stock in 11 days.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jamieson Olsen
Location: BATAVIA IL US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

EEVBlog Dave made me get it

The build quality on this instrument is top notch. It feels heavy, substantial; won't slide around the bench. The knobs and buttons are quality and nothing on this scope feels cheap. The fan is a bit loud, but is not too distracting.

It is also small, no larger than the DS1052E it was designed to replace. It has a very nice high resolution widescreen LCD as well. For the most part the menus are intuitive and well designed. The four probes are decent and have a 150MHz bandwidth.

Get the latest firmware from Rigol and update this scope -- it completely fixed the AC coupled trigger jitter and the 5us jitter problems that have been discussed on the eevblog forums.

4 channels, up to 1Gsps, 50MHz, with options for I2C/SPI/RS232 decoding, "digital phosphor" graded intensity display, super fast screen redraws, super deep memory... all for $400. No better value in any entry level DSO right now! Just outstanding stuff from Rigol.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael Gagan
Location: HILLIARD OH US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great Scope

This is the new default hobby level scope. 4 channels, $400, lots of trigger options, big screen, can be upgraded to have digital signal decoding, lots of trigger options, large memory depth, and many more features.

For the price this scope can't be beat.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
KD Sarchet
Location: AMARILLO TX US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great bang for the buck

I just can't say enough about this scope. As a hobbyist, it more than meets my needs. I create smart gadgets, and having the 1054Z on the bench saves countless hours testing hardware and code. Thanks Rigol, and TEquipment.net for this fantastic tool.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: SALEM OR US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great entry level scope

A huge step up from Rigol's previous model, the DS1052E. The performance is not significantly changed, but the improved display resolution, much larger memory, and vastly improved software/user interface make this scope much easier to use. The extra two channels come in handy too.

As you'd expect for a scope in this price range, there are a few limitations - some odd behaviors with the probes in 1x mode, some jitter in certain triggering modes, and a menu system that can be tricky to navigate. None of these issues are particularly limiting, and some fixes appear to be in the works (see http://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/new-rigol-ds1054z-oscilloscope/ and http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-683-rigol-ds1000z-ds2000-oscilloscope-jitter-problems/ for more details).
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jamie Heston
Location: HAYWARD CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Fantastic value for the price

This oscilloscope packs a huge feature set despite its entry level pricing. Large, high resolution screen is easy on the eyes and user interface is easy to manage. All functions are readily accessible. Search the web for riglol for comments about how to get even more from this unit. Very happy customer.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael Chong
Location: NORTH CASTLE NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscpe

I belong to old school engineering, read dinosaur, having worked at Hewlett Packard when Bill and Dave were alive back in the 1980's. Think Heart in the pop charts, and Back to the Future (original) movie. I was pleasantly surprise to find this scope comparing well to those. The functions over 30 years have improved a lot for the price, and the build quality, although not an HP heavyweight / over engineered, is functional and I think good and fit for its purpose.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Lee Eberle
Location: COLUMBUS MT US
Recommended: Yes
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excellent for the money

This is my first scope. After reading reviews on several forums, this came highly recommended. They were not wrong, this scope does more than I will ever need. I have spent hours learning (playing) with all the features. It is very well laid out and very intuitive. Being a novice, I can easily figure out most things.
For the money, I don't think you can go wrong with this one.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jimbo
Location: LONGMONT CO US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent bang for the buck

Just unboxed my DS1054Z, and really stoked about the quality. Build quality appears to be excellent, and useage is fairly intuitive. Happy customer here!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Ken C
Location: SEATTLE WA US
Recommended: Yes
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great product at great value

I needed a basic multi channel scope for a home project and this Rigol unit fits the bill. All the features required to analyze four channels of sensor data and optimize the design.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Deirdra Rogers
Location: FAIRFAX CA US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z 50 MHz Digital Oscilloscope

Everyone will tell you that this is the best oscilloscope for the price. What you are paying for are the specifications. The user interface is lackluster, but with a little practice, this oscilloscope operates fine.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: PORTER IN US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope for the money

This scope is a great scope for the money. Comes with everything you need if you are hobbiest/student. The only thing I could complain about is there is some trial software built in that you have to pay extra for to use it's features; however, you can use it without those features.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: PHOENIX AZ US
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Review of the Rigol DS1054Z

I have now had a couple of days and have been using it. First off this scope is great value. For the price nothing can beat it. If you need a basic up to 4 channel oscilloscope, I am not sure you can do better this. That said if you expecting to use some of the more advanced features like math functions and serial decoding there are some limitation to know about. First the serial and math functions only work on the information that is on the screen. This is kind of a big limitation. The amount of serial data that can really be decoded is very small. For math functions like the FFT this is very limiting on the spectral resolution that you have.

I have one major problem with my scope. There seems to be some leakage of the switch mode power supply of the instrument. It has a couple of spectral peaks in the range of 500KHz to 2-3MHz. The amplitude is about 20 to 200 mV at the 1x setting.

Pros:
Great value, nothing can beet it.
Simple and fairly easy to use.
Great interface methods like USB and Ethernet.
Auto set function is fast
Statics are very good

Cons:
Serial and math functions only use the data on the screen. This is kind of a limitation for what I had in mind when buying this scope.
Sample rate drops down when using multiple channels.
Not hardware upgradable for function generator or logic analyzer.
Still has the AC trigger coupling jitter problem.
Seems to have some switch mode power supply leakage to the analog front-end.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Spasev
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Best oscilloscope for the money

Very nice user interface, quick response to commands, reliability and a good massive construction for this tool. A great value for money choice for everyday use in simple works. I think is the king of the competitors in this class. Keep the great job RIGOL.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
seavan
Location: Seattle Washington US
Recommended: Yes

Excellent scope

I have a degree in electric engineering, but it's not what I do for living. I was looking for a scope for my hobby of building audiophile quality gear. I was considering: 1) old-fashion CRT-based Tektronix scope, 2) USB-based scope, 3) Rigol DS1052E. I think that many hobbyists make similar decision and I hope my review will be helpful.

I was initially leaning towards option 1 due to better price, easy of operation and a great deal of experience I have with a 'regular' scope. However, after some lurking on eevblog.com and watching videos on digital scopes I realized that with a regular scope I will miss a whole bunch of functionality (self-calibration, measurements, FFT, etc). Digital scopes are packed with functionality, that will be fun to play with even if I will never need most of that functionality! :-)

I quickly decided against option 2 as a USB scope will need a laptop and the overall solution will be very bulky and clumsy. Price-wise, reasonable quality USB scope is on par with the DS1054Z.

Option 3 was an easy decision. For extra $80 you get 4 channels instead of 2, 12-bit resolution, a much better screen, and other perks.

Using DS1054Z for a week, I am glad to report that I am extremely happy with my decision. It's a very solid scope. The user interface is very intuitive and it took me only a few hours to understand how to use its advanced functionality. I cannot recommend this scope enough. If you are making a similar decision, I suggest to watch a couple of videos on youtube and visit eevblog.com.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Greg Whitmore
Location: NORA IN US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Oscilloscope!

I' m upgrading from a vintage, analog, 1 Mhz sampling rate oscilloscope. Yeah, from 1 MHz to 50 and all digital! Probably more than a hobbyist needs but will work on my desk for many years.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Eric Albert
Location: WILLIAMSPORT PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing oscilloscope for the price

I've worked in electronics technology for many years - and the progression of improvements in the fundamental instruments of the business continue to amaze me. I purchased this for my home shop - to add to my capabilities. While I still have an older analog 'scope, this new digital unit has so many "bells and whistles" you need some time to sort out the many options and adjustments. For the most part, the same logical system is used in other Rigol oscilloscopes I've encountered. The digital signal analysis modes for communication protocols are very nice tools, but they time out after a trial period. I'll probably get those later when the budget permits. The unit is light and compact. It comes with 4 probes as well. A cordless option would be nice, but not absolutely essential for my uses. So far I'm very pleased with the value and performance.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Clif Holland
Location: MABANK TX US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

Starting from the outside. Very well packed and with documentation. 4 probes, nice. Solid feeling piece of equipment, not light and flimsy. Turned on and was pleasantly surprised to find all of the optional software was loaded for a 36 hr ('scope time) period. After using for a bit I have no complaints. Going from an analog (Tek 2465B) to the digital world it has a lot of features I have to learn about to be able to use all of it's abilities. Mainly I deal with RF and it works fine. Surprising enough a 400 MHz sine wave is viewable, with reduced level(2 div) but enough to tell there is a signal there.

Very pleased overall, excellent value for the money.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Sophtware
Location:
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Greate Scope at a Great Price

Purchased this scope to replace an older Rigol and I am not disappointed. I really love the fact that this scope has built in decoding for most of the serial protocols like I2C, SPI, RS232, and more. This saves me having to break out other equipment when testing communications. Everything about this scope is on par with other Rigol scopes. The only thing that I didn't like (and it's the only) is the fact that they use the larger screen to display the menus permanently. I would of like to have seen the extra space used for waveform display, but oh well.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Zachary Cross
Location: SOUDERTON PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Incredible Value

I've had this scope for a few weeks now and it has proven to be an incredible value for the price!

Very happy to see all the features I'm used to using on much more expensive Agilent models.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
mark
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Happy so far

So far this has been a great buy. I've been able to easily see the timing for an electronic circuit I'm building that needs to track A/C zero crossing. With four channels I can monitor the output of a H1AA, my data signal and the output signal and line up the output exactly with the wave.
There is some jitter on the screen so it's difficult to get precise measurements but that could easily be coming from the circuit.
Of course I've only used it for 2 weeks so I can't comment on the long term reliability but so far I'm extremely satisfied.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
KR
Location: FRESNO CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope!

Great scope! 4 channels at this price?...yes please.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
dr_when
Location: MENOMONEE FLS WI US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z/Digital-Oscilloscopes

I just purchased this Rigol DS1054Z Digital-Oscilloscope and so far, just love it. I have used a Hantek DSO5202B that was a little bit more expensive than the Rigol but the difference in quality is unbelievable. The Rigol is solid, well built and excellent quality and also nicer to use than the Hantek. For someone who needs a powerful scope but has a limited budget, check out this Rigol scope. Look at EEVBLOG too to see all the happy users!!!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Pedro Castillo
Location: VIRGINIA GDNS FL US
Recommended: Yes
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So far, so good!

I recently purchased my Rigol oscilloscope and I have to say that the unit is very impressive so far. I like the fact that it has 4 channels and all of the bells and whistles that one could need. Even though I am an amateur technician I think that Rigol is giving me a high quality full featured precision instrument for an awesome price. I will post a new review as soon as I have played with my new toy.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Elwira Ziemianowicz
Location: RIDGEWOOD NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Fantastic scope

I was looking for a scope to get myself after my good ole Tektronix scope was starting to limit my hardware debugging skills. I needed a scope that had a nice large screen, 2 or more channels, and a good amount of memory to store long intervals of waveform data.

After scouring eevblog forums and asking there for suggestions, I bought this guy. Came very quickly, well packaged, and tequipment was really quick to reply to all my questions.

The scope itself is fantastic and does everything I need. 4 channels are extremely useful, the included probes seem rather descent, it is pretty well build and feels very solid. My one gripe is that the rubber feet for it are nowhere near slip-prevention enough. It still slides if you give it a good push, so when you are pressing those knobs to input your selection, which require a good bit of push, then the scope slides.

Other than that, fantastic product. I am probably going to buy myself a Rigol power supply soon too based on how well build this Rigol product is.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Craig
Location: RAYTOWN MO US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing Upgrade to DS1052E

As a long time owner of the older DS1052E I was very excited when this new model was announced. It's essentially an upgrade in all areas effectively making the previous model obsolete.

My experience over the last few days shows that every advertised feature seems to work perfectly. The probes are good enough quality and everything about the unit itself is fantastic quality for the money.

Screen is very big, detailed, and clear. (Huge plus for me)
4 channels! Yes!
Protocol deciding works quite well.
Accuracy appears very much within spec.

Rigol is absolutely killing it in terms of value right now. This is my third Rigol product and potentially my favorite.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
RT
Location: New York NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Best scope for the money

This scope is an amazing deal. It has features that $4,000 scopes lack. It's fast, accurate, and easy to use. Highly recommended.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Robert R. Fenichel
Location: West Vancouver BC CAN
Recommended: Yes

excellent scope astounding value for money

I got this scope to replace a 6-year-old BK2534. The difference is striking. The BK2534 is not a bad digital scope, but for the most part it is a digitalized analog storage scope, coupled to a nice digital multimeter. In the DS1054Z, Rigol has provided any number of features that simply couldn't have been implemented a few years ago. Some of them (some of the triggering modes, for example) are of uncertain (to me) utility, and they may have been provided only because they were so easy to implement. There's nothing wrong with that; maybe someday I'll realize that one of them is exactly what I need.

During several hours of exploring the scope, I experienced one freeze, requiring reboot. Similar experiences have been reported in some on-line forums. I can't reproduce the freeze, and I suppose that a firmware update will appear within the next few months.

Comparing it to the BK2534, the only criticisms I'd make of the DS1054Z are (1) the bigger case of the BK2534 let it be quieter, and allowed its manual and probes to be stored neatly inside it; (2) the handle of the BK 2534 could be swung around to hold it in various stable attitudes; in contrast, the DS1054Z can be only flat or tilted 15 degrees up, and the little legs allowing the tilt tend to fold up if the scope is jostled; and (3) the BK 2534 had a real-time calendar clock, so files and screen captures were automatically timestamped. These are niggles; the DS1054Z is an excellent instrument.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Emiljano Shapte
Location: CUDAHY WI US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Item!

Wow! this Oscilloscope is more than what I thought I would get. Awesome colors, the 4 channels you cant getting any better than that for that price. Excellent item, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a scope to start out a Home lab with.

Thanks!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
DonaldM
Location: ORANGE TX US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

This is my first Digital Oscilloscope and I must say it performs to my expectations. It was out of stock when I ordered it but I got it a week before the expected date thanks to the prompt shipping by TEquipment. Yes I would recommend this to anyone looking for an entry level scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
minh tran
Location: PLAINFIELD IL US
Recommended: Yes
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Good service

I ordered a Rigol 4 channel oscilloscope. The equipment got shipped promptly and delivered on time. I would recommend to anyone.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Rod Ralston
Location: HUGO OR US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent scope

I snapped this up out of the first batch to hit the store because of the features per buck. I expected a featherweight plastic piece similar to other scopes of this type that I have used, but was very impressed as it came out of the box. Very much more impressed after using it for a couple of weeks. A superb scope at a budget price. My only gripe is that the little plastic insulator caps on the probe tips fall off easily - a minor gripe, and the only one.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          3.0
 
Laurie Tullo
Location: HURST TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Oscilloscope 1054Z

I have not had a chance to give this gift to my Husband yet he has been out of town but as far as the ordering process it was very friendly and easy. I had to email a few times about tracker information and was always responded to on a timely manner and they answered my questions. I would recommend this company to others and once my Husband starts to use his scope I am sure that he will love it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Joel W
Location: ALPHARETTA GA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great bang for the buck

I bought this scope as soon as I heard about it - I have two older Rigol scopes that I like just fine, but they were getting a bit dated - I was particularly interested in the higher-res (and color) screen.

I have only used it for a few hours so far, but it has worked perfectly. The feature set is great for the price. If only it had a touch screen...

I would highly recommend the Rigol brand in general for their great value.

I will probably be buying the option for I2C and SPI which are pretty reasonable at < $200.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Alan Kamrowski II
Location: BROKEN ARROW OK US
Recommended: Yes
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Huge for the price

The DS1054Z is a *fantastic* scope for the price, there is nothing on the market right now that gives so much for so little. Pluses include 4 channels, comes with 4 probes, bandwidth is better than advertised, long memory, better than the 30K waveform update rate advertised, 7" 800x480 widescreen display, and usb/lan standard. Read over at the eevblog on how to tweak it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Joel Weber
Location: ALPHARETTA GA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great bang for the buck

I took a flyer on this scope since it literally came out of the first batch of scopes that TEquipment got. I have previously used two older Rigol scopes and was very happy with them, so I thought I'd try their latest model.

I have only used it a few hours so far, but it has been really fine. The features are really quite nice for something this inexpensive. In particular, the full-color, fairly hi-res display is quite nice. (If it were only touchscreen...!)

Will probably buy the SA-DS1000Z for I2C and SPI triggering and decoding.
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