Three years after it announced it was releasing the FLS 1 preamplifier, Italian company Audia Flight has finally released it.

The Audia Flight FLS1 has five line level inputs (three unbalanced via RCA) and two balanced (via XLR), but it can be optioned-up with both a phono input (MM and MC) and digital inputs (USB, Toslink, SPDIF, and AES), as well as an optional line-level board that adds two more unbalanced line inputs. The USB input is said to be capable of up to ‘32-bit/768KHz and DSD5.6 (DSD128)’. The FLS1 has both unbalanced and balanced line outputs as well as an independently-powered headphone output that is said to be able to deliver 12-watts into 8Ω.

As with other models from Audia Flight, the gain of each of the inputs on the FLS1 can be adjusted over a 12dB range to ensure volume remains equal no matter which input you’re using, and unused inputs can be ‘hidden’ from the switching software for faster access to the input you want. All inputs can be re-named, with the name of your choice then shown in the large blue OLED display on the front panel.

‘The new Audia Flight FLS1 is unrivalled in its category,’ said Boris Granovsky, of Absolute Hi End, which distributes Audia Flight in Australia. ‘Its speed, driving capability and control ability are all close to perfection and thanks to the provision of a true headphone power amplifier, the FLS1 is able to drive any kind of headphone with perfect control.’ Available now, the Audia Flight FLS1 retails in Australia for $9,900.


Manufacturer’s Specifications: Audia Flight FLS1

Frequency Resp: 0.3Hz–500kHz –3dB
THD: <0.05 %
S/N Ratio: 110dB
Input Impedance: 47kΩ
Output Impedance: <1Ω
Stand-by Consumption: <1W
Power Consumption: 50W
Dimensions (WHD): 450×120×380mm
Weight: 11kg
Price: $9,900 (RRP)

For more information, contact Absolute Hi End