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DBX 1074

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The latest addition to the 10 Series product line, the dbx® 1074 QuadGate™, is the perfect companion to the 1066 and 1046. The 1074 offers 4 channels of gating with threshold, depth and release controls on each channel. The 1074, like the rest of the products in dbx 10 Series, is based on the legendary dbx V2 VCA and offers XLR inputs and outputs, and ¼" side-chain input. In addition to an external key input per channel, the 1074 also has an internal filter that can be independently activated and controlled on a channel-per-channel basis. This filter allows the 1074 to not only clean up tracks, but gives you frequency selective control on each gate, to open exactly when you want it to. These features combined, make the 1074 an absolute must for those who require quad gating on applications including:

  • Gating dry and percussive sounds such as snare drum and kick drum
  • Gating sounds that have longer decay times such as cymbals and pianos
  • Gating hum or buzz from live instruments or recorded tracks
  • Gating microphones to eliminate headphone leakage
  • Gating instrument microphones to eliminate amplifier bleed

From the company that has been redefining the standard of signal processing for more than 30 years, dbx® Professional Products now offers a bulletproof product that caters to the scrutinizing needs of those who require the precision noise gating capabilities. Once again, the engineering staff at dbx Professional Products has taken technology that has been over three decades in the making and created a product that is flexible, versatile and rock solid in construction and design. The 1074’s independent channel design with key filtering capabilities makes it the perfect tool for countless applications.


  • Four independent channels of gating
  • Independent key filtering
  • Independent Threshold and Release controls
  • Differentially balanced gold-plated XLR and ¼" inputs and outputs
  • True RMS level detection
  • Stereo Coupling mode
  • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBv operation per channel

Connectors XLR (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance (bal./unbal.) >50 kΩ / >25 kΩ
Max. Input Level >+22dBu balanced or unbalanced
CMRR 40 dB, typically >55 dB at 1 kHz
Connector XLR (Pin 2 hot)
Type Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance (bal./unbal.) 60 Ω / 30 Ω
Max. Output Level (bal./unbal.) >+22 dBm / >+20 dBm
System Performance
Bandwidth (+0/-0.5dB) 20 Hz–20 kHz
Frequency Response (+0/-3dB) 0.35 Hz 200 kHz
Noise (unweighted) <-96 dBu
Dynamic Range (unweighted) >115 dB
THD+Noise @ 1 kHz <0.008% at +4 dBu;
<0.08% at +20 dBu; <0.1% any amount of compression up to 40 dB
Interchannel Crosstalk (20–20k Hz) <-80 dB
Stereo Coupling True RMS Power Summing™
Power Requirements 100-240V 50/60 Hz, 30 Watts
Weight 3.13 kg (6.9 lbs)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.45 x 48.3 x 22.9 cm (1.75" x 19.0" x 9.0")
For pricing options and packages, contact us at
757.498.6118 Ext - 109, Or