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Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope 50 Mhz DSO 4 Channels

 
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Rigol DS1054Z
Catalog #: DS1054Z
         
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50 MHz Digital Oscilloscope with 4 channels plus 12 Mpt memory, 1 GS/s sampling rate. Now including software bundle FREE BND-MSO/DS1000Z built into the unit

Features

  • The Number 1 Selling Oscilloscope 4 Years Running!
  • 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

Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope 50 Mhz DSO 4 Channels

         
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Product Information

Rigol DS1054Z

 
 
 

Best Selling Oscilloscope

Find out why 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, companies, students and home hobbyists 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
  • Qty. 4 of PVP2150 150 MHz Passive Probe with 1x:10x selector. Wide bandwidth of 35 MHz in 1x mode
  • Quick Guide
  • NIST calibration certificate for the DS1054Z
  • AT-DS1000Z - Advanced Triggering Option
  • MEM-DS1000Z - Extends Deep Memory, up to 24Mpts
  • REC-DS1000Z - Real Time Waveform Record and Replay Option
  • SA-DS1000Z - Serial Bus Analysis Option. Includes RS-232/UART, I2C and SPI

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 Size7 IN
Bits What's This?8
Battery OptionsNo

Test Equipment General Attributes

Data Logging What's This?Yes 
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
Interfaces I/O LAN / Ethernet, LXI, USB Host, USB
Product Weight3 KILOS (6.61 LBS)
Shipping Weight4.2 KILOS (9.26 LBS)
ECCN Number3A992.a
HTS/Schedule B Number9030201000
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.

Q: Which image format is supported to save wave forms, e.g. BMP, TIFF, JPEG, etc.?
A: Output is CSV to a USB drove, and can alsosave an image of the waveform in JPEG, BMP, TNG file
The USB port will not support direct printing for output.

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          5.0
 
Richard
Location: LAS VEGAS NV US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z delivers, powerful scope, great value

The DS1054Z is a much better scope than I expected given the price. It came with 4 probes and all the software options already unlocked. The shipping was fast and easy. I would definitely recommend it for beginners and advanced users but think someone who wants to use it as a logic or protocol analyzer should go with a stand alone solution (like the saleae logic pro 16 or something similar).
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Eric Dahlgren /R.Iglesias
Location: MIAMI FL US
Recommended: Yes
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I am super pleased with this DSO

The scope build quality and operation are excellent and hard to distinguish from our higher end scopes. Many of the knobs also press, for example to center the vertical at zero or change to zoom mode. In fact many features I find to be easier. This is a very nice oscilloscope. It is very affordable and has great features. I was so satisfied with the first one I bought, that I went back to buy another one without hesitation. I think that this instrument in its segment probably has the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.
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derf44
Location: AZ US
Recommended: Yes
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Highly recommended

I bought a number of these. Excellent buy for the money. No real time clock, but a non issue for me. Highly recommended!!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
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Jamie
Location: SPRINGFIELD MA US
Recommended: Yes
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Best bang for buck

This is my second DS1054Z: purchased this one strictly for personal work usage. Can't beat the price/value.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Brian Dunham
Location: UPLAND CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Fantastic value!

Has more features and capability than I ever imagined at this price point, or even much higher. It has its limitations, of course, but most of the complaints you may see (input noise, frequency measurement inaccuracy, etc) are not faults, but characteristic of this type of instrument. It does what it should, and very well.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
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VirgniiaGuy
Location: Culpeper VA US
Recommended: Yes
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Works well

While 50 MHz has its limits in the digital you can still get some basic debugging done. This scope works as well (and sometimes better) than the older analog CRT scopes ire[aces. The measurement capabilities make things go faster. Well worth the price. When I need a higher BW scope or a large logic analyzer renting them still works well.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
heygtrgar
Location: Coral Springs Florida USA
Recommended: Yes

Great tool for the money!

I just retired so now electronics is my hobby and not a profession. I'm pretty old school so I'm comparing this scope to my trusty Tektronix 465 100 Mhz scope. Happily, the Rigol is very easy to use right out of the box and all of the common essential functions are still accessed through knobs and buttons. There are a bunch of menu driven options - not my favorite way to set up gear - but even those are easy to navigate. I've heard complaints about all modern digital scopes crashing (anything that's software driven will crash after all) but I haven't experienced any problems with mine. I sure don't need all 4 channels all the time but how can you go wrong at this price? Most of my applications are audio (I build analog synthesizers) so 50Mhz is more than enough bandwidth for what I do. This is my third purchase from TEquipment and as always it has been a great experience. If you only need 50Mhz of bandwidth, you can't go wrong with this scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Stanley Johnson
Location: Grantsville UT US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope 50 Mhz DSO 4 Ch

I just received this oscilloscope about 2 weeks ago; I know that this just an entry level oscilloscope but it has a lot going for it and the price is great. I have some analog scopes but no digital. What I like the vertical and horizontal buttons on the side with lots of options. I have heard some say the screen is a little small. But compared to the size of the unit it a good size and I have to ware reading glasses. The screen is easy to read. Then there is a real nice save or print button. XY mode can have a split screen or with a push of a button YT mode for wave sine. Lots of measurements can be seen on the screen with just a push of a button. There is a lot more and the price you just can't beat it. I am currently troubleshooting a TV with it and found 5 defective electrolytic capacitors with this DS1054Z oscilloscope. I do not have a lot of money nor the need a high price oscilloscope. This one is just great for me.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
J.J.
Location: San Antonio Texas Bexar
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope 50 Mhz DSO 4 Ch

If anyone is interested in getting this Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope 50 Mhz DSO 4 Channels don't hesitate to buy it directly from Testequipment.net. Not only will you get a quality product but it will also include some very helpful and useful software to install on the Rigol DS1054Z Digital Scope which will unlock a multitude of features. This package comes free with purchase through Testequipment.net which retail value of $$$ and only available here. Do not purchase through A****n/ E**y, etc...since you will only receive the Rigol Oscilloscope and not the bonus software upgrades $$$. I'm glad I did my homework and got it here. I have been wanting an Oscilloscope with these features and the price for sometime, and well it's a steal considering all the features it comes with. You won't regret it. Thank You Testequipment.net for help making my purchase fast & pleasant.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
JAIRO ALBERTO ROJAS BOYACA
Location: TUNJA Boyacá CO
Recommended: Yes
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Useful Tool

This has been a quite useful tool for me as a hobbyist. Now I understand better some concepts since I´m able to see them in real time.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael Dermksian
Location: DEMAREST NJ US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Instrument

The DS1054Z has been excellent so far in the one month I've had it. The oscilloscope looks great, the keys feel great, it has a nice big display, and the scope reads beautifully. I haven't had any issues. TEquipment was great with shipping and providing the necessary information.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael Lamb
Location: LAKE STEVENS WA US
Recommended: Yes
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As advertised

Works out of the box. Exactly as advertised. Pre-configured with all the free extras.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: VA US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z

Great 4 channel scope for most hobbyist needs for a reasonable price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
KungFuJosh
Location: SOUTHBRIDGE MA US
Recommended: Yes
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So Far, Awesome

So far, this thing is awesome. Granted, it has a lot more features than I'll likely even need, but who knows. This is my first scope, and so far it's been very easy and intuitive to get to know. Setup was easy, and installing the free "upgrades" was no big deal either. I'm looking forward to this making my life a lot easier working on tube amps and other audio equipment.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: SIOUX FALLS SD US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope at an affordable price

Great first time experience ordering from TEquipment - will definitely order again as my test equipment needs grow. This scope is a good addition to my "maker" shop - looking forward to many years of use.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Hector Ramos
Location: San Juan Zitlaltepec MX
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z

In this store this oscilloscope has reasonable cost.The taxes and shipping included, very very great service. My oscilloscope arrived to Mexico at eight days. I will buy with them one more time! I saw many others devices that I would like to buy!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David
Location: Walla Walla WA USA
Recommended: Yes

Great Company

This is our second purchase. TEquipment.NET is great to do business with, fast order processing and fast shipment. No problems! Will order from them again.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Fred Foscalina
Location: CORONA CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Really nice scope

For the money you can't get better. Definitely worth it, especially for the hobbyist.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kevin
Location: SACRAMENTO CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Nice Scope

I recently received my DS1054Z, a solid introductory scope. Affordable, feature packed, compact (compared to the legacy analog beasts I am more familiar with), I expect this to serve well for my purposes.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
alexandros damianidis
Location: Essen DE
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent

Excellent scope for the price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: COLUMBUS OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Worth the price

This is a very usable and affordable scope. The user interface is very intuitive and is easy to pick up, and is for the most part reasonably responsive (not lightning quick, but usable). It does all the basic things I expect in an oscilloscope right, and I would highly recommend it. I have not tried using the PC interface yet or played around much with the serial decode options. Pros: 1. I really like the deep memory and 4 channels. For what I do this is more useful than very high bandwidth/sample rate. 2. The UI for basic things is fully functional; fine/coarse resolution adjustments, centering, and cursors. The single set of vertical control knobs took a little adjusting to, but I wouldn't consider this detrimental. This is by far the biggest pro for me. 3. The base seems reasonably solid, and I don't have any issues pushing buttons. 4. While I don't use the advanced features that often, it's nice that they're there for when I do need them. Cons: 1. The math function is main exception to being "reasonably responsive" I've noticed so far. It just takes more time for it to update compared to everything else. 2. I don't know how usable the FFT feature is. It does seem to allow you to use the full memory* or just the on-screen display data, but I have noticed a few quirks: - When I have a really large time base, it doesn't let you use the full memory anymore (seems > 100ms/div is the limit?) - You can't display only the fft; you either get ~2/3 a screen of the fft, or the fft is layered underneath whatever channel on the full screen - You can only have a linear frequency axis - There are some strange limits on the frequency axis scale. It makes probing "low frequency" modes nearly impossible (low as in few kHz). For example, I couldn't even get a nice fft of the built-in 1kHz probe test signal. 3. Boot time is longer than I'm used to, but I've also mostly only played with old DSO's and analog scopes, so perhaps this is something associated with modern feature-full scopes? In any case, it's not too much of a burden since all I have to do is turn it on and leave it on at the start of the day when I want to use it. 4. While adding measurements is super easy, I have not really found any good way to remove them (there's some obscure method by going through the measurements menu). With statistics off the measurements don't take up much screen real estate, but it would be nice if the left menu buttons used for turning measurements on would instead toggle them on/off. I would consider these all minor issues for me since from past experience I very rarely use the math functions, and I have a PC accessible right next to my scope so I can do proper Fourier analysis by exporting the data.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gen Xu
Location: COLUMBUS OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Worth the price. Good.

This scope includes many features, which are very useful. Also, the free software makes it greater, and it worth the price. The four channels with four different colors make it easy to use. Many math operations including an FFT is really nice. Its pretty easy to get the hang of the scope pretty fast. After a one day, I had most of it down, but there are still a few options buried in menus that I seem to keep forgetting where they are and have to look it up. It was a little confusing that photo #5 on this site for the DS1054Z shows the back of the scope with 2 sources, that don't actually come with the DS1054Z, only a higher more expensive model. On that same note, neither Tequipment nor Rigol actually give you a full list of all features for this specific scope or any other, but instead, the features are lumped in with the entire DS1000z series, so that you don't know for sure what you are really getting. There should be a complete list of all features (ie. all of the Math functions) for each scope of this series either on this site of Rigol. If they are all the same then have one list, and at least say what's different about each scope. I also really liked the ability to put the entire screen onto my PC screen and control most of the functions with the included USB and the free software. But, its a little cumbersome getting all the software because of the hoops you have to jump through before you get it all loaded and working, specifically the surprising requirement of IVI, (Interchangeable Virtual Instrumentation), a set of standards for test and measurement instrument drivers. Even though it was all free it was a lot to go through to get it all running. In the end, Fast shipping, and easy to contact both Tequipment and Rigol technical help was a plus. I recommend this product.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gyula
Location: Bedford MASSACHUSETTS US
Recommended: Yes

DS1054Z Digitial Scope Review

Did my research before purchasing. Great value for hobby and work. An amazing tool in a small package. Love the built in features. Yes, the fan could be less noisy as noted by many customers but it does not bother me . Can highly recommend.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
JULIAN RAMOS
Location: SEATTLE WA US
Recommended: Yes
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Good quality, updates worth it. PC so so

The updates came already pre-install from factory, very good quality for the probes, been testing it in a couple of circuits and works as expected. The connection for the PC via USB to "setream" the osci is very laggy.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Wayne Parris
Location: PERRIS CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Good value for money

I am mostly Audio gear and I have been looking for a scope since my old '50s/60s era Tektronic scope failed to fire up. Dave Jones at EEVblog did a good job of reviewing this scope and I must agree for the price it is good value for money. The day after I bought this scope, I received notice that I had won an equipment auction for 2 more scopes (the notice was delayed otherwise I would not have purchased the Rigol DS1054Z at 50 MHZ) So now I have a Tektronics TDS420A (200 MHZ) and a LeCroy 9314M (400 MHZ) to compare against. All 3 machines are 4 channel. Both the Tek and LeCroy came well outfitted with software (they came from the closed Boeing factory I used to work at, Aerospace does not skimp on options :P ) and speed of the machines aside, the make good marks to compare against though both are digital front ends with CRT displays. I am an old fart and I tend to prefer the weight and solid feel of the old gear. The Rigol was purchased under the bundle program but when I entered the codes to activate the software my finger slipped an I entered the wrong SER# by one number. I contacted Rigol and customer service told me to check the installed options, everything should be turned on. I checked and it already had everything turned on. This was from the factory so is it now standard for everything to be on? IDK but it is nice. The machine appeared to be new in the box and not a return from another customer. The Rigol menu structure is easy to use and aside from a few odd choices for button names vs what they do, it is pretty natural to use. The probes seem a bit light but when you consider that the scope is 50 MHZ they are good enough to not need any upgrades right away. The Rigol does feel light and built to a budget but remember I am used to 20# to 30# machines intended for commercial industrial use in the '90s and cost many thousands of $ at the time, .... so there is that LOL. If I had to go on location for a call, I would pick up the Rigol, it just is a lot easier to take with you. I am having a hard time adjusting to the digital display and I do prefer the CRT displays of the other units even when you consider they are monochrome VS the color display on the Rigol. I do miss the auto detect for probes on the Rigol but as long as you remember to set 1 or X10 in the software, it isn't a big deal. Is the Rigol the Be all, End all perfect machine for everyone? Well no, and no machine at any price is. I would have given it 4.5 stars but that was not a choice so I gave it 4.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
ZzyzxOh
Location: West Chester PA 19380
Recommended: Yes

Powerful, but Complicated Interface hampers beginn

This is my first foray into a hobbyist oscilloscope, and I purchased the Rigol DS1054Z after seeing many online reviews and videos. A book that recommended the equipment for a hobbyist Electronics Workshop made this the first major purchase for me (after a new digital multimeter) and I was quite excited when it arrived. My first use was to measure the output of an Arduino Uno that I had programmed to use pulse width modulation to control LED light strips. I had to poke and twist for quite some time to get the display that I wanted and I think my combined time reading and watching usage videos exceeded a semester of college coursework. Well, I'm only partially serious about that, but I'm not sure I know the exact steps that I did to make it work. Later, a friend came to my workshop to measure a circuit board he had designed and manufactured and neither of us could get this oscilloscope to display what we needed to display. So, our conclusion is it isn't very intuitive on how to use this. That said, I've been continuing to read and watch videos with tips and techniques and I am making progress. After adding the DG1022Z I now have a way of using a known good signal to set things up and I'm hoping this launching me on my way. Again, I'm a beginner not an experienced user and what I lack in skill I make up for in interest so I'm sure these two Rigol products will serve me well once I have them figured out.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Corey Peterson
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS CO US
Recommended: Yes
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Ds1054z amazing

I purchased this product based on the in-depth review of Dave Jones at the Eevblog. I've always tinkered around with electronics, repairing, soldering, but never really had the desire until recently to really understand how they function. As a beginner this scope has been a ton of fun to play with and the fact that it comes with all the probes and everything necessary to use it right out of the box is fantastic. I hope that my children have as much fun with this scope as I do right now.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
DougG
Location: Boston MA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great for the Money

This is a great hobbyist scope. It's powerful and has a lot of functionality you'd expect from pricier models. Plus, the SW upgradeable features add a lot of useful functionality. (And Tequipment is including them currently as a special offer.) The 50 MHz bandwidth is certainly a limitation for some applications, but probably not worth the bump in price unless you really need it for your application.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Paulk
Location: Columbus OH United States
Recommended: Yes

Good Value

Works well, as expected. Quite intuitive to use once you do a scan of the manual and 'get' the approach to the layout of functions and controls.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John D
Location: BUFFALO NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Just buy it

Cant beat for the money. I have used used expensive Tektronix and Agilent scopes at school and this Rigol has way more features and memory capability. It is also more user friendly.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Stephen Milton
Location: ATLANTA GA US
Recommended: Yes
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Can't go wrong with the DS1054Z

This has been a popular model for the last few years and with good reason. A *LOT* of bang for the buck. I sold off my agilent u1620a in favor of the rigol ds1054z. While the agilent was highly portable the screen was abysmal. I'm so much happier with the rigol. The interface is easy to navigate, the screen is bright and clean, and it's very easy to transport around the shop.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: Socorro nm usa
Recommended: Yes

Rare bargain that does its job.

Wanna troubleshoot $1500 worth of equipment for $350? This is it. I use mine to check audio equipment, and check power quality on motors and inverters.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Lucas Wells
Location: BOISE ID US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing scope with all unlocked features!

This scope came with all the optional features unlocked! This added a lot of value to this already low cost feature rich scope. The only drawback is the 50MHz bandwidth and the touchy rotary encoders on the selection knobs, but all the other features like having 4 channels and triggering on protocols like UART and I2C make those things miniscule for the price. You should buy one, now!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Functional basic scope with advanced features

This is a very usable and affordable scope. The user interface is very intuitive and is easy to pick up, and is for the most part reasonably responsive (not lightning quick, but usable). It does all the basic things I expect in an oscilloscope right, and I would highly recommend it. I have not tried using the PC interface yet or played around much with the serial decode options. Pros: 1. I really like the deep memory and 4 channels. For what I do this is more useful than very high bandwidth/sample rate. 2. The UI for basic things is fully functional; fine/coarse resolution adjustments, centering, and cursors. The single set of vertical control knobs took a little adjusting to, but I wouldn't consider this detrimental. This is by far the biggest pro for me. 3. The base seems reasonably solid, and I don't have any issues pushing buttons. 4. While I don't use the advanced features that often, it's nice that they're there for when I do need them. Cons: 1. The math function is main exception to being "reasonably responsive" I've noticed so far. It just takes more time for it to update compared to everything else. 2. I don't know how usable the FFT feature is. It does seem to allow you to use the full memory* or just the on-screen display data, but I have noticed a few quirks: - When I have a really large time base, it doesn't let you use the full memory anymore (seems > 100ms/div is the limit?) - You can't display only the fft; you either get ~2/3 a screen of the fft, or the fft is layered underneath whatever channel on the full screen - You can only have a linear frequency axis - There are some strange limits on the frequency axis scale. It makes probing "low frequency" modes nearly impossible (low as in few kHz). For example, I couldn't even get a nice fft of the built-in 1kHz probe test signal. 3. Boot time is longer than I'm used to, but I've also mostly only played with old DSO's and analog scopes, so perhaps this is something associated with modern feature-full scopes? In any case, it's not too much of a burden since all I have to do is turn it on and leave it on at the start of the day when I want to use it. 4. While adding measurements is super easy, I have not really found any good way to remove them (there's some obscure method by going through the measurements menu). With statistics off the measurements don't take up much screen real estate, but it would be nice if the left menu buttons used for turning measurements on would instead toggle them on/off. I would consider these all minor issues for me since from past experience I very rarely use the math functions, and I have a PC accessible right next to my scope so I can do proper Fourier analysis by exporting the data.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Vince Herried
Location: COLUMBUS OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Arduino PWM project success

I have been trying to get a PWM Arduino project to work for a week. The MOSFET I was using to control an automobile tail light was getting so hot it burned my fingers, in spite of all I read. The day after getting this Scope I was able to see the problem with the MOSFET on voltage. I changed to a different MOSFET and dropped the on voltage down to 400mv and the MOSFET stayed cool as can be. Yea !
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Joe Veiga
Location: Little Rock AR USA
Recommended: Yes

Off to a great start!

I spent a long time searching for a good starter oscilloscope and I am glad I decided on purchasing the RIGOLDS1054Z. It is intuitive to use and easy to operate. I am equally glad to have purchased it from TEquipment.net because of their great customer service and fair pricing. I would definitely recommend this company to any of my friends!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Lee Gibson
Location: Newport News VA US
Recommended: Yes
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Can't be beat for the money

I'm 15 years past my last job as an electrical engineer and I'm introducing my kids to the joys of circuits. Specifically, we're putting together a MIDI instrument using an old organ pedalboard, a Teensy board, and a bunch of optical emitter/sensor pairs. I needed something that would help troubleshoot the timing issues and the MIDI signal output. The RS232 decoding package on the DS1054Z was just the ticket and it was included in the item price as part of a promotion. What can I say? For $349, you just can't get the feature set that's available on this unit. Everything seems well put together and fairly intuitive. If you even think you might need an o'scope, buy it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
youonkyo
Location: MASSILLON OH US
Recommended: Yes

Feature Packed

The DS1054 is a powerful instrument. The 50 MHz bandwidth is a serious limitation for some folks; a money saver for others. Expanding bandwidth is costly, but there are examples of this type scope for higher bandwidths. There are a lot of features packed in this $350 scope. You can save set-ups on a thumb drive as well as high definition screen shots. A peek at the waveform spectrum can be attained using the resident FFT. It should be noted that sweep frequency has considerable effect on this display. The vertical and horizontal menus provide for a variety of waveform data including pulse width and amplitude etc. There is a self calibrate function and the 4 probes provide frequency calibration for the 10X mode using the scopes cal signal.

Using software downloaded from Rigol’s site you can marry the scope with your laptop (USB) for presentations etc. When operating under Windows 7 the latest version of ultra sigma and ultra scope need to be used. I made the mistake of downloading an earlier version and experienced some difficulty in removing registry remnants of National Instruments features which prevented the scope from being recognized.

In the problems solved category, I experienced input bleed over between inputs as well as mysterious waveform displays. The Tequipment folks offered to return it and also provided a support number at Rigol. So I called Rigol to see if there was a simple solution. The Rigol tech suggested restoring factory defaults using a unique key press during booting. It worked; been flawless since.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Richard Nottage
Location: KINGSLEY MI US
Recommended: Yes
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Spectacular Scope for the money

Have not made a ton of use of this scope just yet. I went through several exercises, each focusing on an different capabilities of this scope. This got me up to speed with my new toy quickly Also. This gave my new scope a good shakedown run. I then put the scope to work, on a current project. Just have to say that I am extremely satisfied with this purchase. If your needs are less than what a scope four times the cost provides then you cannot go wrong with purchasing this one. Especially with the bundled extensions thrown in at zero additional cost. Just do it!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
bruce bergenfeld
Location: YARDLEY PA US
Recommended: Yes
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best bang for the buck

This scope, with so many features, and the free software makes it hard to pass up at this price. The 4 channels with 4 colors, and 4 probes, is great. Many math operations including an FFT is really nice. Its pretty easy to get the hang of the scope pretty fast. After a one day, I had most of it down, but there are still a few options buried in menus that I seem to keep forgetting where they are and have to look it up. It was a little confusing that photo #5 on this site for the DS1054Z shows the back of the scope with 2 sources, that don't actually come with the DS1054Z, only a higher more expensive model. On that same note, neither Tequipment nor Rigol actually give you a full list of all features for this specific scope, but instead, the features are lumped in with the entire DS1000z series, so that you don't know for sure what you are really getting. There should be a complete list of all features (ie. all of the Math functions) for each scope of this series either on this site of Rigol. If they are all the same then have one list and at least say what's different about each scope. Another surprising thing is that while waiting for my shipment to arrive, I was reading the manual, and noticed that DS1054Z is only rated as a CAT I device, which theoretically seems to greatly limit its usability. I also really liked the ability to put the entire screen onto my PC screen and control most of the functions with the included USB and the free software. But, its a little cumbersome getting all the software because of the hoops you have to jump through before you get it all loaded and working, specifically the surprising requirement of IVI, Interchangeable Virtual Instrumentation, a set of standards for test and measurement instrument drivers. Even though it was all free it was a lot to go through to get it all running. In the end, Fast shipping, and easy to contact both Tequipment and Rigol technical help was a plus. I recommend this product.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
bruce
Location: YARDLEY PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Quick and Easy

This scope, with so many features, and the free software makes it hard to pass up at this price. The 4 channels with 4 colors, and 4 probes, is great. Many math operations including an FFT is really nice. Its pretty easy to get the hang of the scope pretty fast. After a one day, I had most of it down, but there are still a few options buried in menus that I seem to keep forgetting where they are and have to look it up. It was a little confusing that photo #5 on this site for the DS1054Z shows the back of the scope with 2 sources, that don't actually come with the DS1054Z, only a higher more expensive model. On that same note, neither Tequipment nor Rigol actually give you a full list of all features for this specific scope or any other, but instead, the features are lumped in with the entire DS1000z series, so that you don't know for sure what you are really getting. There should be a complete list of all features (ie. all of the Math functions) for each scope of this series either on this site of Rigol. If they are all the same then have one list, and at least say what's different about each scope. I also really liked the ability to put the entire screen onto my PC screen and control most of the functions with the included USB and the free software. But, its a little cumbersome getting all the software because of the hoops you have to jump through before you get it all loaded and working, specifically the surprising requirement of IVI, (Interchangeable Virtual Instrumentation), a set of standards for test and measurement instrument drivers. Even though it was all free it was a lot to go through to get it all running. In the end, Fast shipping, and easy to contact both Tequipment and Rigol technical help was a plus. I recommend this product.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jim Young
Location: OR US
Recommended: Yes
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Great value for a great scope

I purchased this scope based on the recommendation of a friend. I am awestruck by the value packed into this scope. Take your time and study the menu structure. It's a bit awkward at first but once you get it's logic you'll find it easy to use.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Audiophile
Location: Wayzata MN US
Recommended: Yes
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High value oscilloscope

The DS1054Z with the upgrade software is a very versatile and easy to operate oscilloscope. In addition to the great product the technical and customer support from Rigol and Tequipment was outstanding. Highly recommend A . I used the scope to set up my phono cartridge.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Evan Marshall
Location: PORTLAND OR US
Recommended: Yes
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It's the most popular for a reason

As much as I love the aesthetics of my old 7000 series Tek scope, the thing really is a boat anchor. I needed something made in this century. In many ways, a scope is a scope. All the basics are the same whether it's fiddly analog knobs and switches, or digital menus. There's very little I can do on the 1054 that I couldn't do on my 40 year old behemoth, but the modern technology makes it all approximately 1.00x10^6 times easier. Calling this a hobbyist unit just doesn't do it justice.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bruce Holmen
Location: Duluth MN USA
Recommended: Yes

RIGOL DS1054Z

This is a great buy for the money. It is an even better buy if you get it with the free software bundle. There are so many features to this scope that it may take me a week to find them all. Having owned and operated oscilloscopes for the last 49 years, I wanted something that would not break the bank, yet give me plenty features. Sometimes you just want to share a waveform that you have captured. This scope allows connectivity to a PC via Ethernet, USB or even to a USB drive. Yes there are limitations to this scope but for this price point, you won't get any complaints from me.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anthony
Location: GREENWOOD IN US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent scope

This is a very nice scope for the money. The controls are easy to figure out, the screen is amazing, and the quality is great. I highly recommend!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Craig
Location: WESTMINSTER MD US
Recommended: Yes
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Good beginner scope

Very happy so far with this scope as a beginner. So far it has been very easy to learn and use. Was already a great value but even better with the included software options. The extra memory and serial bus decoding in particular are useful to me. No complaints at this point, but will update the review in the future if I come across any issues.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kaz
Location: BOISE ID US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent Value

Great scope, and at this cost who can say no? I dithered for several months. The only real downside I saw in the reviews was the menu structured layout. Well the layout is not a problem for me. Once one learns where the function you want are it becomes second nature. I have only had the scope a couple days and it rocks. Free ground shipping took about 5 days but it was packed good and suffered no damage. TEquipment was trouble free, I got email status updates with tracking info. I got the extended memory and additional functions good guy deal so I’m extra happy.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jay
Location: VANDENBERG VILLAGE CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol Digital Scope

I recently retired from an aerospace communications career and I'm able to now spend more time with my hobby as a HAM. One of the things I missed was the 4 channel scope I used at work and wished I had one myself. I noticed in a lot of YouTube videos posted by HAMS that a Rigol oscilloscope was on their bench. I decided to try the DS1054Z. The price and included software seemed too good to be true but it wasn't. Tequipment provided easy ordering and fast shipping. The online chat quickly answered my questions about what shipped with the unit and shipping was fast and free. The DS1054Z is built as beautiful and sturdy as the scopes I used at work that cost thousands more. There are so many features that it will be a while before I get to use them all but my initial check out is more than living up to my expectations. Customer support from TEquipment and Rigol is as easy as a phone call and no long holding queues to get to a support technician. Happy is just the start of my satisfaction with the Rigol DS1054. Try it, you love it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Phillip Aguilar
Location: HOUSTON TX US
Recommended: Yes
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excellent delivery and product

I received my scope with prompted tracking and delivery. The product arrived, seemingly undamaged. I checked out the unit and seems to be working fine so far. Quality of the scope seems quite good and am very happy with it. Like others, I strongly recommend this company for your next purchase of such special and sensitive equipment. My next purchase will undoubtedly be a more expensive scope (since this is considered an entry level scope) and would like the same service and care I received with this one.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Adrian Francesquini
Location: Concordia Entre Rios Argentina
Recommended: Yes

Rigol DS1054Z

It is my first oscilloscope, I received it three days ago, it arrived in perfect condition, it meets the three requirements of an amateur electronics and arduino, good, beautiful and economical. For what little I could prove is an excellent product and is fulfilling my expextatives. With respect to the staff of Tequipament, excellent attention at all times. Thank you very much for your attention. 100% recommended.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
rpmilius
Location: New Brighton MN US
Recommended: Yes
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great value

I'm a beginning hobbyist and was looking for an entry level oscilloscope. All of the reviews I've read and youtube videos I've seen recommended this scope highly. It performs as advertised, and the free keys for the extra features in the current promotion worked without a hitch. The only minor complaint is that the manual is pretty sparse. You won't learn how to use an oscilloscope with this manual, but there are plenty of other resources online for this.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bill
Location: Conroe Texas USA
Recommended: Yes

DS1054Z

This scope is more than I expected. For the price it has so many features and the test probes were included. Grate deal for the Amateur and the Professional.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: PRAIRIE ROSE ND US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent starter oscilloscope

Nice, solidly built piece of equipment. Display is nice and bright. User interface is fairly intuitive after you have used it a few times, but can be intimidating initially due to the vast array of features. Has tons of features for a scope in its price range. TEquipment offering a free upgrade to unlock additional features is an added bonus.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY CA US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent value oscilliscope for hobby use

Previously I have used a second hand older analog oscilloscope. I was a bit unsure if I should pull the trigger on this as even at ~ $350 it is a fair bit of money, but I am quite happy I did. This oscilloscope is by far the best value for the money on the market to date (March 2018) and the software options are also great. I can't believe how much a difference this new scope makes, whereas the old scope was something I would dread getting out (it is really big, old and clunky) this is a breeze to use.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
john mott
Location: VALRICO FL US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

Great scope with a ton of features. The best bang for the buck! The 4 channels makes designing circuits a whiz! I would buy again.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mike Rothe
Location: OWOSSO MI US
Recommended: Yes
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Nice for my needs.

I'm a Ham Radio operator and like tinkering with radios. I figure this would a good investment for me as I near retirement. Nice Item Great price. Thanks
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Mike VRLA
Location: OCEANSIDE CA US
Recommended: Yes

The Oscilloscope you alwaysWanted

For the student and hobbyist and technician ,this is the best 4-channel scope that is very affordable. If you wanted your own scope but would not settle for a limited bargain tool because of price, the wait is so over! Dare to compare to any scope with this many features. I haven't used a scope in years but learned to use so many functions in just a few hours because the soft button menus are intuitively easy to navigate. Buy this now to take advantage of the free factory software unlocking upgrade key too. An amazing value added bonus but for a limited time.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Scott Nacke
Location: NEW AUBURN WI US
Recommended: Yes
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Love this thing

I've seen nothing but good reviews online. And with the free added software, it was a no brainer!! I bought a isolation transformer for troubleshooting AC power supplies, This scope is going to save me hours of troubleshooting time.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Tomer Granit
Location: Hod Hasharon Israel IL
Recommended: Yes
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Starting point of view

Just started to work with the 1054Z so this is correct to that point of view. Pros: 1) Great package. 2) Feels solid and less "made in china" 3) Great flexible probs. 4) Adding/Modify the packages is really easy and takes few min. Cons: 1) The fan noise is horrible.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
William Mackey
Location: WHITE LAKE MI US
Recommended: Yes
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Wow this thing is great

This scope has more features than I will probably need but I will have a great time trying to use most of them. I am glad that it came so highly recommended and bought it.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Matthew Barr
Location: ALLEN TX US
Recommended: Yes

Nice Nice Nice

This is a great piece of equipment for the money. I already have a 100MHz Picoscope 3205D MSO, but there are times when you need more than 2 analog channels, and situations where it is useful to have a standalone scope. So, with some reservations about spending money I didn't necessarily need to spend, I went ahead and bought the DS1054Z. I've been using it for about a week and I am really happy with it. Once in a while I have to go to the manual, but for the most part I don't. All of the commonly used channel, time base and trigger functions you find on higher-end Agilent scopes are easy to find and generally work as expected. Likewise for using cursors, taking measurements, saving screen images, and using the convenient rows of context-dependent buttons on each side of the screen. I have not yet used the serial decode options. The assortment is limited and they aren't really why I bought the scope, but they are nice to have and will probably come in handy at some point. I also haven't made much use of the remote control interface, but I saw and verified that with the scope connected to LAN you can save a screen image with a single linux shell command: echo ":DISPLAY:DATA? ON,OFF,PNG" | nc -w1 192.168.1.185 5555 | dd bs=1 skip=11 of=image.png Thanks to RoGeorge's blog for this, it's a slick and convenient alternative to monkeying around with a flash drive. The DS1054Z user interface for creating and editing text strings is tedious, you'll experience this entering a license code for any options you get for the scope. At this point the DS1054Z seems to be a real bargain at the price. I feel like I'm using a much more expensive piece of test equipment, it looks and feels well made and I enjoy working with it. I'm definitely glad I made the purchase decision.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kevin Osborn
Location: NEWTON HLDS MA US
Recommended: Yes
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Hard to do better at this price

I have the Rigol 2072 which is an excellent scope, but often felt frustrated at having only 2 channels. When this went on sell with decoders, memory and bandwidth upgrade, I jumped on it! As others have notes, the front end is a little noisy, and the probes are a bit cheap (I've bought used tek probes on ebay when my old ones broke) The decoding functions are a bit clunky, but much better than the open source logic analyzers I've used, and quite usable enough to help me debug an i2c problem on a recent project. They probalby won't help you reverse engineer a protocol, but they will tell you enough to make sure you have it working with proper pullups etc.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anton Malje
Location: TWIN LAKE MI US
Recommended: Yes
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Too good a deal to pass up!

A great price on a great scope. Especially with the upgrades thrown in., This scope was big bucks when it came out. Likely it is near the end of the run and the model will be superseded soon? At any rate, for the price of a high-end DVM you can buy a good, well touted, DSO.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gaston Dombiak
Location: TIGARD OR US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing scope for the money

This is my first scope and after watching a few youtube videos I was up and running in no time. The scope came with a key to enable all features (except for 100MHz) and I was debugging i2c a few hours after I plugged it in. It has so many features and it will require time to master this excellent scope. The fan is a little noisy but it is not that bad. The quality of the scope looks very good. I'm running on a Mac and so far the software that I found on Rigol is for Windows. I will keep looking to see if I can control the scope from the computer. Highly recommended!!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Rich Fontaine
Location: BERKELEY HTS NJ US
Recommended: Yes

Excellent entry level device

Great scope for the price, perfect for home tinkering. Tequipment hooked it up with the software options. Very satisfied with both manufacturer and retailer
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jason Ledbetter
Location: FUQUAY VARINA NC US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent starter oscilloscope

The ubiquity of the Rigol DS1054Z in the hobby market is unsurpassed. For the price point with the included features, it is hard to beat in 2018. While the rigol interface takes some getting used to, both Tequipments service and the rigol ds1054z are worth investing in.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: YPSILANTI MI US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope for The Money

The DS1054Z is the go-to standard scope for hobbyists for a reason. Lots of features, 4-channels, easily upgradable. It's a wonderful entry level piece of equipment.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael
Location: Queensland AUSTRALIA
Recommended: Yes
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Such good value for money!

This scope is incredibly good value for money, especially with the free software upgrade promotion. The interface is slightly slow but the performance is otherwise great and the unit seems well built. I use Agilent scopes at work and those top dollar models are missing features that I love on my Rigol. Unbeatable for the price - recommended!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Dave Dillabough
Location: North Vancouver BC CA
Recommended: Yes
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A Great Value

An incredible value. Compact, light and well built. An ideal take it with you scope. The bonus serial decode package adds a lot of functionality.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Great product

I am new to oscilloscopes but read a lot of reviews before choosing this one. So far I am enjoying using this scope and very happy with my purchase and will be learning how to use more of its features as time goes on.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: Chesterfield MO US
Recommended: Yes
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Perfect Replacement

This replaces and old scope that I built from a kit purchased from Heathkit many years back. This is a light years jump from what I was using. Only wish I had opted for the MSO version with the 16 digital channel capability. I will have to continue my current PC base 8 channel digital until I'm ready to upgrade again. Will definitely look at the MSO version then.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
William Keller
Location: NEWTON NJ US
Recommended: Yes
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Awesome Scope!

My order shipped promptly, Love that they allow you to try it and return if needed, but I’ll definitely be keeping this baby. Beautiful scope and screen, excellent for the price!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Raphael Miller
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Recommended: Yes

The Rigol DS1054Z is perfect for the student

I bought the Rigol DS1054Z about a month ago. Before that I was using a very good analogue unit. Wow, what an upgrade this has been! At first I thought it was going to be hard to use, but I found the basic instruction manual is very well written and the controls very intuitive. It took me about 30 minutes to be comfortable using it as my first digital oscilloscope. Most of this time was forcing myself to read the instructions rather than just jump in and try to figure it out by myself. I have had a chance to test the unit with various projects that I am learning as a student doing an electronics course at a technical institution. I have found this unit much easier to use than my home scope and ones in the classroom. It is packed full of features. I love the comprehensive measurement data which compares channels. The display is very crisp and it just looks nice :) I did quite a bit of research before I got this and found this unit by far the best value for money in the lower-end scope price range. Very happy :)
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Andrew Sheppard
Location: Austin TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z Digial Oscilloscope

It has been many years since I have bought an oscilloscope. My last purchase was a Tektronix 2024B which, if memory serves me, I bought for $4k (yes, it was that long ago!). It's a very nice scope. Fast forward to Jan 2018 and I was in the market for an additional scope. I did quite a bit of research and checked out many reviews. The Rigol DS1054Z rose to the top in that review process. And so I ordered one for a very competitive $349, with free shipping and $750 of software accessories/upgrades, Boy, the Rigol DS1054Z did not disappoint. What a great scope, especially for the price. If you are in the market for a full featured and capable scope at a great price, look no further than the Rigol DS1054Z. Highly recommended.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bob Gibson
Location: Dover DE US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope for the money

Great scope and great dealing with Tequipment.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Richard Berg
Location: SALEM OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Great Scope

As an aging guy who used to do more with electronics in his youth, I needed a new scope for various things including digital and this scope provides. The added bonus features/software were great and was promptly delivered on-time and unscathed. Love my first scope in many decades!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Dan
Location: WEST RIVER MD US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope for the money

I don't think you can beat this scope for the money. It has many of the advanced features and if you don't need the additional bandwidth or sampling rates, it is a great scope to have. Good as a portable scope or as a bench backup.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David Messing
Location: Nebraska City NE USA
Recommended: Yes

Lots of Bang for the Buck

I am amazed how much one gets with this scope. I am replacing an excellent Tektronix 475. I like the accuracy of the frequency counter, accurate values of level and time with a cursor. It has measurement values featured I am not aware of. I do wish dB would be one of those front line values shown. That could be fixed with a software upgrade. Yes, I did work with the Math and Measurement function and saw dB, but it not like being there as a choice with other main values. Fluke meters can express dB levels. The probe tips are brittle, I lost a tip by bumping the probes. The excellent support of Tequipment said they are sending a replacement. That is excellent support. I haven't received it yet, but several follow ups indicated they have not forgotten me. I hope Rigol can offer a dB reference value, easier than the doing the Math and Measurement. I give it 5 stars, it is such a great deal!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bradley Goodman
Location: NASHUA NH US
Recommended: Yes
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Wow! Great Scope!

LOADED with features! Very impressed! I've worked with scopes 10x the price that didn't do all this!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
issac
Location: KNOXVILLE TN US
Recommended: Yes

fantastic investment for the electronics hobbyist

There are certain milestones that, looking back, the hobbyist recognizes as huge leaps in their understanding and capability. Buying and using a digital storage oscilloscope turned out to be one of those times for me. There are so may ways in which a circuit can malfunction, appearing inert. The diligent, clever technician can probably work through these, given time and some basic tools. For the hobbyist with limited time, such a situation can prove a major roadblock. A scope like this provides unprecedented insight into the workings (or failings) of the circuit, often reducing troubleshooting from hours to minutes. My only regret is in not having prioritized investment in an instrument like this years ago.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Robert
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Great scope but Tequipment logistics screwed up.

My Tequipment shopping experience was sub-optimal, so I have to ding the product to air my concern with the agent. First off, great scope!!! I can't fault it at all and the deal from Tequipment was excellent also. My issue was delivery. I asked for a single shipment (I ordered several items at once) to minimize fees at my receiver since they charge me per package received. Tequipment ignored my request and shipped each item as it became available. Added $40 extra to my purchase. I was not happy. Contacted Tequipment and they offered a discount on my next order but I really would have preferred they followed my shipping instructions first time.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Clarence Canterbury
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH VA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope for the money!

Shipped quickly with great packaging. The free expansion upgrades were a big plus. Scope seems to preform as expected and shows a high degree of accuracy when compared against some none reference standards. A lot of capability for the money.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Burton Bicksler
Location: SEVIERVILLE TN US
Recommended: Yes

Absolutely terrific scope value for the money

I had ordered a competitor's 2ch higher bandwidth scope since that one had serial decoding included in the price. It was a nice scope but locked up hard two times over two days, one time while just sitting on the bench not really doing anything. So I returned that one, and as I was getting ready to reorder I found out that Rigol was doing the bundle special to turn on nearly all the features in the DS1054Z. So even with only 50 MHz bandwidth that was too good a deal to pass by for a 4 Ch scope. After a brief learning curve I can say this scope is great. It already saved me a great deal of time on an embedded system project I've been contracted to work on. The SPI decoding, even though it is only software based, works great. Some people have complained about the multi-function knob being too sensitive. I have not found that to be the case, once in a while I may over or under shoot but that is rare. So far the only negative, and it is pretty minor, is that the fan is a little bit noisy, Not excessively, but it is noisier than the competitor's model I had ordered orginially. But a piece of test gear is only as good as the support behind it. Tequipment is great, and they got me the free bundle upgrade very quickly, even though the Amazon e-mail system made it challenging to get them my direct e-mail address so the license details could be sent to me. And I had a couple of learning curve related issues that I contacted Rigol support about and they were also very responsive and very helpful. I would certainly purchase another Rigol product in the future if needed, and would purchase again from Tequipment for sure.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
WilliamL
Location: IRMO SC US
Recommended: Yes
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A great buy

This scope is one of the best scopes for the money. Rigol makes quality products. This is my third piece of Rigol equipment. I am very satisfied with all of the product by them that I own. This scope is one of the most popular entry level scopes for the hobbyist and professional alike.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Michael Fikes
Location: LEESBURG VA US
Recommended: Yes
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Great value and great customer service

This is a great scope for the money. One of the probes that shipped with the scope exhibited some unusual noise / signal dropout when moving the witch hat and TEquipment / Rigol were great with their customer service. In this case TEquipment provided contact info for Rigol for diagnosis, and Rigol promptly shipped a replacement probe.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Justin Kuntz
Location: MANCHESTER KS US
Recommended: Yes
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Great entry levelscope with lots of online support

EEV Blog recommended this scope and I am very happy with it. There are lots of Youtube users running this scope so it is really helpful for learning if it is your first digital scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jerry Shepherd
Location: PERRY UT US
Recommended: Yes
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GREAT scope

I bought this for a Christmas present for myself, so I did not get to review it until I opened it. However I was extremely impressed with what it can do. At this point I have only got to play for a short time, but it does more than I know how to do, and is going to take some time to learn it. The feel of all the buttons are great, I was worried that beings this is a less expensive unit, it they would have skimped on the controls, however they feel like buttons used to feel before everything went cheap. Cant wait to start using in more. My father also bought one, after I found this one on sale, he was going with a different brand, but after he got his, he is glad I found this unit, as he is extremely happy with his.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location:
Recommended: Yes
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Review

It is a very high quality oscilloscope for the price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Bernard M.
Location: Belleuve WA 98008
Recommended: Yes

Mechanical Engineer

Great Oscilloscope, I purchased this oscilloscope for analysis of ignition waveforms and various arduino projects, this thing works great. For a four channel digital oscilloscope, this is well worth the money. When you look at performance vs cost this scope is hard to beat. It was easy to learn how to use this scope, has good resolution, it also comes with four leads. I would highly recommend this scope to anyone looking for a beginner scope.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
dmattila
Location: Glencoe Illinois USA
Recommended: Yes

Satisfied customer

I'm very pleased receiving this item promptly and in good condition. This best selling instrument, works well. I admit that I have five other oscilloscopes, from bottom of the line to the top [25 years old] Tektronic and other scopes) but for general purpose, and portable units, this is hard to beat. I also use this for my electronic presentations.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jim Leftwich
Location: Piedmont SC US
Recommended: Yes
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ds1054z

Great 4 channel scope. Compact, light, feature rich!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
MicroDave
Location: Richmond Hill Ontario Canada
Recommended: Yes

Worth the money

It's hard to find a scope this capable for this amount of money. The added free software functions are also a bonus.

The buttons respond nice and the color and intensity of the display is good. My only real concerns are some of the cursor and measurement functions are difficult to navigate through the onscreen commands and the lack of the automatic probe compensation pads surrounding the BNC connectors. The latter isn't much of an issue though if you just use the probes that come with it.

I highly reccommend picking one up if you're a beginner or hobbyist, the price is hard to beat
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Kanurys
Location: Durango CO United States
Recommended: Yes

Good scope for the price

The price was very good and the shipping was fast. Although most people get this scope to hack it, this was an even better deal with the bundled upgrades for the scope, legitimately.

I use this mainly for audio frequency work and spi debugging. I'm satisfied with the performance considering the price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John Wilson
Location: Apple Valley CA US
Recommended: Yes

Awesome Scope!

I recommend this product to anyone that needs a decent product. I have been pleasantly surprised with the build quality, look and feel of this oscilloscope that does everything I needed and much more. The display has a beautiful phosphor look-and-feel with an adjustable persistence that is sharp and clean. This is the best product I have purchased and for the price it is an exceptional scope. I have played with other scopes in the same class and Rigol has cornered the market with build quality, options and user interface that is easy to use. Without hesitation, I would purchase the Rigol DS1054z again.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Christopher Hicks
Location: SOUTH CHARLESTON WV US
Recommended: Yes
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Perfect scope for my needs

I am in love with this scope. It has all the features that I need for working with digital and analog circuitry. I am still an avid TTL and CMOS user along with working with PI's, Arduinos, and other circuitry. With the four inputs and math functions built into this scope, it has proven itself such a useful tool that I wouldn't know what I would have done without it. Grade A design, and very portable for my needs. Thank you for the suggestion, and I am pleased with the results.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Gene
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Recommended: Yes

Great devoce

I have been in business since 1973 and have bought many scopes over the years but, regardless of price, this was the best all around unit. The only additional feature that one device that I have is a higher bandwidth but this seldom required. I use it so much that I have bought a second DS1054Z so I can have one for development and another for the service bench.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Paul Mathews
Location: LANGLEY WA US
Recommended: Yes
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everything you have heard is true

Amazing value! Hard to find anything to criticize and easy to upgrade. Don’t hesitate any longer.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: Miami FL USA
Recommended: Yes
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Exelente Cost Benefit Ratio

The Rigol DS1054z (04 channels) oscilloscope was an excellent purchase, with great cost-benefit ratio. It is possible to say that I researched a lot and did not find anything better for the price, I did not find anything with so many possibilities of upgrades, connectivity and so on. The decisive point for my purchase was when the price dropped to $349 with a promotion where some licenses to upgrade the equipment were given for free. I'm a detail oriented person. The equipment is not perfect. Looking for finishing problems may be possible to find small flaws, however, nothing to bother with. It is a good product for the price. Anyway, for now, the equipment is worth 5 stars. I need to use it more to be able to do more considerations. For now, I would buy it again.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
Zike
Location: PROVIDENCE RI US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent value, does everything it should

Very good utility, great feature set (particularly as the official full-option trigger/decode/memory bundle was included free). Controls could be a bit quicker/more responsive, some menu items more straightforward, screen text bigger; but overall a very quick learning curve and everything seems to work. My "50 MHz" DS1054Z arrived with 3.8 ns rise time (10-90%) and 98 MHz -3dB bandwidth on all four channels, at 100mV/division. It is evidently rated conservatively. YMMV...
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
David Díaz
Location: MIAMI FL US
Recommended: Yes
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You get more than what you pay for

I bought this scope during a sale for $350. For that price I got 4 channels, a nice big screen, a bunch of decoders and so much more. Even though I've spent most of my time playing around with it's fancier features I keep finding new things that this scope is capable of doing for me. It's a great tool, it has a nice build quality to it and the tooling is great. It's a bargain for $350 and it's reputation as the "most popular oscilloscope" is well deserved. Recommended for hobbyists and professionals alike.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Joe S
Location: MADISON WI US
Recommended: Yes
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Great scope! Awesome software bundle for free.

I love the new scope. While I wont go into the performance details, the newest firmware seems to slightly improve FFT. EEVblog was harsh on this, but for the price, I don't really care. Buying from Tequipment meant that I got almost all of the software upgrades bundled for free! I'm glad I skipped ordering from amazon!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
J Namgreb
Location: NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope

Rich in features, easy to use, accurate. This is a lot of scope for the price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
John Wilson
Location: Apple Calley CA US
Recommended: Yes

DS1054Z with all the Options Enabled

Rigol DS1054Z I have read reviews on the this scope for a while and when the free options were offered no brainer to pull the trigger and purchase this scope. The people at Tequipment were knowledgeable and pleasant to when I had questions and talking my order. (Thank you) I like the design and layout of this scope and its intuitive controls with a context help menu button is a great feature in learning the advanced functions. This scope feels solid (not a toy) and the resolution of the display is good and clear and the data display is easy to see pleasing to the eye. After just a week I found that the new options are spectacular it has a similar feel as the analog scope I have already tested the I2c and serial options and found that they are great for analyzing data and troubleshooting communications issues with ham radio and microcontrollers. The XY plots are much improved over the older version of the Rigol entry series scopes. The persistence settings have a phosphor look to them in either dot or vector settings. I like the FFT option but it could use some love from the programmers and the navigation system with the user interface and scrolling through the spectral waveform markers would be a nice options. Unbelievable options At $350 Bucks with all the options enabled this scope is a great deal. This gets my “I Would Buy it Again!” Stamp of approval!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Brad Walsh
Location: Cicninnati OH US
Recommended: Yes
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Best bang for the buck

We purchased one of these scopes for our makerspace (www.hive13.org) and it has been working in our electronics area for a while. I liked it so much I purchased one for myself. My previous hobby scope was a Hantek, but with only 2 channels and the weak interface I just wasn't happy. The Rigol has been preforming well beyond expectations and with the current sale the price can't be beat. I did some quick comparisons with a function generator and the scope was right on the money. I don't think you can get more bang for your buck right now. Brad
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          4.0
 
James Krivitsky
Location: HOUSTON TX US
Recommended: Yes
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Tech upgrade

I purchased this as an upgrade for my portable old Tectronix. Installed key options package with little effort and now getting opportunity to increase my tech abilities to fix electronics on my repair bench. Scope has plenty of possibilities and modes. A new challenge to keep my skills growing at an affordable price.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Richard St John
Location: CLARKESVILLE GA US
Recommended: Yes

Rip Van Winkle awakes!

From an R D Technician back in the early 70's using cart-borne monster 'scopes; then fast-forward to almost 2018. Wow! What a difference ˜45 years make. The DS1054Z is an amazing tool, function wise as well as price wise. Now at 77, I am developing an electronics course for 4-H kids using the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. This scope will be perfect for the lab sessions and to help visualize theory in the lecture sessions. I look forward to many hours using it at home and in the classroom. Thanks RIGOL
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ricky Steele
Location: EDMOND OK US
Recommended: Yes
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Great first scope for me!

This is my first DSO. I had some limited experience in college with analog scope. So far it has worked well. The build looks solid, power on seems to be quick enough and the fan noise I’ve read about is not much at all. I got several advanced options free 24m memory, serial decode and I’m planning to work through SPI decode using a NodeMCU to OLED display next. I expect good things from the DS1054Z. Tequipment ordering was easy and shipping prompt and on time.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jeffrey Schmidt
Location: Columbus OH US
Recommended: Yes
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DS1054Z

I Purchased the DS1054Z O'Scope and was very much surprised by the quality of the scope. I have been using digital scope for over 20 years and this unit is well worth the money.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Ricky Steele
Location: EDMOND OK US
Recommended: Yes
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First oscilloscope

I used analog scopes in college but just recently decided to buy one for my hobbyist interests (learning electronics pi and arduino). So fare the RIgol 1054Z has worked very well. Fan noise you see mentioned is not much of an issue at all. I’m still learning but this device seemed to have a lot to offer! Oh and I got the decode and 24meg options free. So no need to hack. Tequipment delivered the item quickly so no hassles!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Jeremy Morgan
Location: Camillus NY US
Recommended: Yes
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Amazing Value for Hobbyists and Beyond

I purchased this after hearing about it multiple times on EEVBlog. I am returning to electronics as a hobby after nearly 20 years. I haven't used an oscilloscope since my high school days in the late 90s. Those scopes were old school analog CRT. The DS1054Z has been easy to use so far. I'm not sure how it compares with more expensive scopes but this is quite the upgrade from what I used back in the day. You can't beat the value of this thing for a hobbyist maker. I am sure it has applications for education and even more advanced users.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: WEST VALLEY CITY UT US
Recommended: Yes
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Very Impressive unit for the price range.

The product come in a timely manner and although I purchased it for Christmas I did a quick look at it before my wife said I have to wait for Christmas. The controls felt like they were of a good quality and the package is small enough to fit nicely on my desktop. I studied several You Tube videos and am really excited to use it in a comprehensive study of electronics. The 4 channels and the various features made it my choice over a unit that was priced about $100 less than this unit. As a retired electronic technician, I can't wait to open up the package at Christmas and really put it through it's paces.
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Brian
Location: PHILADELPHIA PA US
Recommended: Yes
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good scope, good value

haven't had too much time with it yet but so far an amazing scope for the value!
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Product: Rigol DS1054Z
          5.0
 
Rob
Location: Muncie IN USA
Recommended: Yes

High School Robotics Coach and Electronics Mentor

LOVE THIS SCOPE! Oh my goodness....it has SO MANY features.

We're a county-wide team, and we have students from many schools. This scope just fits right in with us. it's so easy to read. Has a bright-clear display. Auto-display waveform voltages, frequencies, locks right on in a heart-beat to all of our sensor and arduino (and other microcontroller) waveforms. The Stop/Run is basically perfect. You press Stop, then roll the Horizontal Position dial a tiny bit, and the waveform for all (4) channels clears up instantly.

We have it plugged into the LAN, and we "PRINT" directly to a USB Memory Stick for moving files to the PC, for email, posting into slack.com (our team management blog), and for displaying waveform graphs in meetings (we are currently building a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite for launch in 2018....besides our regular robotics duties! We're trouble shooting Arduino to DAC protocols over SPI and other I2C packets.

We haven't yet paid the approx. $180 to upgrade to the packet decoding firmware. But, the first 30 hours using it was phenomenal. That's a little steep of a price for just that functionality, but it'll prove worth it. And, we'll probably be paying another $180-$200 for the other I2C, RS232, serial data, etc., decoding capability. By the time we finish with that, yes, now we're going to be up to an $800 scope. But, it's operating so pro-like, that I'm not feeling hesitant to do these upgrades. Do wish we could locate a not-for-profit 1/2 off discount, though, for these upgrades!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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