This listing is for a brand "new in box" Audia Flight FLS1 Preamplifier in their silver finish. This is a new model in the mid-level of the Audia Flight lineup and one of the best sounding, technically advanced, and reliable solid state preamps available in its
The FLS1 was developed as a high value alternative to Audia's state of the art flagship Strumento No. 1 Preamplifier. Released four years after the Strumento Series, the FLS series benefits from trickle down technology yielding performance remarkably close to
its big brother.
The above stellar performance aside, the FL1 casework and face exhibit beautiful style in Italian tradition. In fact, the FL1's big brother's industrial design was contacted to one of Ferrari's designers. The FLS1 shares much of these design cues.
As for features, the units being offered include a dedicated 3W Class A Headphone Amplifier that will rival most stand alone reference headphone amplifiers. In fact, we have actually sold these preamps to hardcore CAN Customers as dedicated headphone amps. The FLS1 also has optional card slots for a full feature Phono Stage as well as a full feature DAC. The Phono accommodates MM/MC with full loading and resistance settings, rivaling many expensive stand alone phono stages. The DAC incorporates its own dedicated power supply (built in) as well as separate processing for DSD. (We do not have any cards left but they are readily available through Audia Flight.)
These are truly wonderful preamps and have proven to be extraordinarily reliable and robust. Audia perfects their products to be on the market for a a long period (vs changing models every couple of years) so your investment will also maintain a high value. Audia's last preamplifier had a run of ten plus years. The FLS1 should follow accordingly and also adds the benefit of upgradeable card slots.
We encourage you to explore Audia Flight and its reputation for performance by researching them online. (Also for reference, Micheal Fremer has a review of the FLS1 in Stereophile this past month.) Note that we have only two of these units remaining in stock. We have one that is brand new and sealed and a second unit that was very briefly opened and used as a store demo for only 1 month. NOTE: This listing is for the new unit. (Our mint demo is being offered for $3695.)
Please also see our listing for the FLS1's fantastic matching FLS4 Stereo amplifier.
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The Audio Shoppe