Standard Audio Level-Or Mk2

Regular price €680,00

€552,85 ex VAT
Usually delivered in 5-7 business days.

Standard Audio is proud to announce the release of the Level-Or Mk2! After 10 years of production and over 1,000 units sold, we have decided that it is time to release a new version of the Level-Or that retains the sound and vibe of the original, but includes improvements and features suggested by our customers over the years.

Here’s a rundown of the improvements and added features in the Level-Or Mk2

Lower Noise: Due to the aggressive nature of the circuit, a common issue with the original Level-Or was the noise present in Level mode. With extensive R&D and listentesting, we found a way to lower the noise considerably while remaining true to the tone and vibe of the original circuit.

True Relay Bypass: In addition to being able to select between Level and Crunch modes, there is now a 3rd option: bypass.

LED Indicator: A dual color (red/green) LED indicates which mode is currently active. The LED also indicates the amount of gain reduction or THD (depending on mode selected) by varying brightness.

3 Level Mode Release Times: In addition to the original FAST and SLOW, we’ve added a 3rd “MEDIUM” release time.

Crunch Mode Low Pass Filter: When using crunch mode, the speed switch now allows the user to add a low pass filter to the output of the unit. This can be very useful for reducing harsh, higher harmonics while distorting. When set to FAST, the filter is bypassed. When set to MEDIUM, the LPF is 15kHz. When set to SLOW, the LPF is 8kHz.

Instrument DI: The original Level-Or had a line input via a front panel ¼” jack. While useful for interfacing with a drum machine or synthesizer, it was not useful for guitar or bass. On the Level-Or Mk2, we have changed this to an instrument-level DI input. The unit detects when a ¼” jack is inserted and switches over to the DI input. It is still possible for the user to configure the front panel ¼” input to be configured as a line input if desired.

Fully enclosed steel chassis: A 100% enclosed steel chassis reduces the chance of electrical interference or noise from adjacent modules, gear, etc.

Reliability: After delivering 1,000+ original Level-Or modules out into the world, the reliability of the design has been incredible. The Level-Or Mk2 follows the same robust design approach and attention to detail.

With the improved noise performance, additional features, and same character and tone as the original, we’ve found that the Level-Or Mk2 is quite flexible and useful on all sorts of sources.

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We can ship worldwide but our online store is configured to only handle orders to Europe (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom). If you want us to ship to a country outside this list just get and touch with us so we can quote you and let you know how much it would be to fulfil such order.

We have access to all the products of the brands we represent, however not all of them are listed. Please get in touch and let us know what you’re looking for, we can pretty much guarantee the best price in Europe.

We use UPS so you can expect 1 - 3 business days to get it after we ship (1-2 days if we’re shipping to continental Portugal). If the item you bought is in stock, we usually ship the same day (for orders placed until 11AM) or the next day at the latest. If we’re out of stock, we can usually get the products in 2-5 working days. Please get in touch if you have a specific deadline you have to meet before ordering. In some cases we can ship a demo unit to get you to work if the manufacturer has a longer lead time.

Bank transfer is preferred, but we take all major credit cards, PayPal, or cash if you’re picking up the gear at our shop. We don’t accept debit cards or checks at the moment.
If you’re looking for financing for your purchase get in touch as we might be able to help you with that.

According to EU law, we accept returns for all the products purchased through our online store during the next 14 days after receiving the goods, provided that the packaging is in it’s original condition. If this is not the case, we reserve the right to refuse the return or charge a re-stocking fee.
All returns need to be pre-approved by us and must be complete including accessories and documentation with original packaging.
You are responsible for return shipping costs including shipping insurance which is recommended to protect your items, as you are liable for items damaged during return shipment. Additionally, if you received free shipping on the order when we fulfilled it, we will be deducting the value of this shipping cost from your refund/discount.
We do not accept returns of the following goods: (1) Software and computers; (2) All custom or special order items; (3) Magnetic tape or other recording medium; (4) Personal use items, such as headphones or windscreens; (5) Studio furniture, racks and chairs.
After inspection of the returned goods, and providing that they meet the conditions stated above, we will issue a refund or give you credit for another purchase.

Everything we sell is covered by the manufacture's warranty, which is a least 1 year. Special conditions may apply.

Yes, we do. Please contact us to know if the software you’re looking for has an Education licence available.

We don’t through this website, but please check our Reverb store. There you can find B-Stock and Ex-Demo gear, as well as other stuff (used and new) from brands we don’t usually represent.

At Arda we try to work with only the best brands in the business, because we know how important is reliability in a professional environment. That being said, sometimes shit happens. If you run into some issue with anything you bought from us, please get in touch and we’ll try our best to take care of it ASAP. We might even be able to provide you with some sort of replacement gear in order to minimize downtime.