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https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dats-v3-computer-based-speaker-audio-component-test-system--390-807#lblProductDetails

 

It's designed primarily for testing speakers but it says it also has  an oscilloscope mode and tests capacitance and resistance.  However, I doubt it does DC and AC voltage readings and probably not diode testing. Still, might be useful for  diagnosing problems and testing components. Since it uses computer software I guess your work bench would have to be near your computer, or use a laptop. At $100 it would be a lot cheaper than any oscope.

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Hey Marty— something like this would probably be better if you can get a good one:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Hantek-Oscilloscope-Generator-Multimeter-Multifunction/dp/B07MQJXD8W/ref=sr_1_3?crid=182QUZTPS8MQ8&keywords=hantek+2d42+oscilloscope&qid=1573213677&sprefix=Handtek+2D42%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-3

 

When it comes to test equipment, performance and price are often in proportion.

 

Maynard

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3 hours ago, tube fanatic said:

Hey Marty— something like this would probably be better if you can get a good one:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Hantek-Oscilloscope-Generator-Multimeter-Multifunction/dp/B07MQJXD8W/ref=sr_1_3?crid=182QUZTPS8MQ8&keywords=hantek+2d42+oscilloscope&qid=1573213677&sprefix=Handtek+2D42%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-3

 

When it comes to test equipment, performance and price are often in proportion.

 

Maynard

Maynard, you can't check caps with that can you?

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Pretty sure that DATS just measures drivers/speakers.

 

Edit.

Looks like that tester measures capacitors, inductors and resistors as well. Interesting. :emotion-55:

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12 hours ago, tube fanatic said:

When it comes to test equipment, performance and price are often in proportion.

You are truly right about that. This gizmo just intrigues me because it appears to be more than a speaker tester, and Parts Express does sometimes offer a great combination between value and price. Their line of caps comes to mind.

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I have a DATS v2. It measures Thiele/Small parameters, impedance vs. frequency, capacitance vs. frequency (including Q), inductance vs. frequency (including DCR), resistance vs. frequency, some other things that I don't remember off the top of my head, and phase of the moon [1]. Very handy.

 

[1] Not really phase of the moon.

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