[sdiy] Does anybody have an opinion on Siglent scopes ?

Shawn Rakestraw shawnrakestraw at gmail.com
Fri Mar 1 01:06:40 CET 2024


To Tom's points, those may be items I have overlooked or areas where he is
used to a different scope and has to the adapt to a new one. The Siglent
scope I have is my first real scope, so I learned it quite quickly.

On Thu, Feb 29, 2024, 7:02 PM Tom Wiltshire <tom at electricdruid.net> wrote:

> I've got one, and I don't like it. I've got the SDS1104X-E.
>
> I bought it in a hurry because my previous Owon scope died and I was in
> the middle of a project. My complaints are:
>
> 1) It has a noisy fan which is tiring to have to listen to, and the last
> thing I need when I'm trying to work on audio tech.
> 2) The interface is terrible. Whereas the Owon had one or two quirks, but
> was generally easy to navigate, this thing is hard to use. The software has
> bugs. Thus far, I've only found harmless ones, like values that aren't
> updated correctly on the display until you go to a different page and then
> go back.
> 3) No instructions to speak of. Which would be fine if it wasn't for (2)
>
> It all speaks to me of a product that was not well-thought out and was
> rushed out of the door. It's a great shame because in terms of specs/price
> ratio, it's a good buy. But the Owon was much better in every way except
> bandwidth and number of channels.
>
> Tom
>
>
> On 29 Feb 2024, at 23:30, Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
>
> I quite like the look of their new range
>
>
> https://telonic.co.uk/product-category/test-measurement/digital-oscilloscopes/siglent-sds800x-hd-series-12-bit-high-resolution-oscilloscopes/
>
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