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The pricing is very expensive.
We did do a demo before purchasing. When we chose this, the price was really reasonable, and it is a high-end product. It had a high price, but we understood that because it had 8 port, the same noise floor (as the competition) with double the measurement capabilities and a cheaper price.
If we are looking to purchase a product, we ask for a loaner for a month or so to test it out. Then, we will make a decision. When considering a solution for purchase, it's a combination of user interface, abilities, and price. If something is way better, then costs is less of a factor.
In all cases, I have gotten demos of the products prior to purchase. The pricing is expensive, but very fair when you look at the technology that you are getting. These are higher-end pieces which have a ton of engineering in them that is not evident on the package. However, you could imagine the amount of time that the vendor has spent on the firmware, optimizing the internal layout, developing custom ICs, etc. They're releasing a mass produced product, but these things are built to last. Buying Rohde & Schwarz gear is like buying a Mercedes. It raises eyebrows when you're asking for that level of performance.
The pricing is too high.
One of the things I liked less, not only me but also my company, was that Rohde & Schwarz are very expensive. The prices are too high. There are solutions that are almost the same that sell at better prices. It's a problem for Rohde & Schwarz, but their instruments are very good, that's for sure.
The pricing is way too expensive.
The pricing is very competitive.
I'm researching spectrum analyzers. Any recommendations for a solution for a 6g testing solution?