Bill's Tektronix 453 and 454 Info Pages
 
  Why do I think the 453 and 454 are good scopes for electronics experimenters?
  • The 453 (50Mhz bandwith) is more than enough for audiophiles
  • The 454 (150Mhz bandwidth) is sufficient to work on most hobby oriented digital logic
  • The 453 and 454 are sturdy, rock solid, and reliable.
  • They are quite common in the used scope market.
  • They are a good value for the money.
  • They easily meet or exceed their performance specs.
  • They have excellent triggering circuits that work well beyond the specified bandwidth of the instrument.
  • They are easy to use.
  • The 453 and 454 do not contain any Tektronix-made IC's. Consequently you are more likely to find the repair parts that you need, at a fair price.
 
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