Founded in 1996 by Massimiliano Marzi and Andrea Nardini, Audia Flight designs and manufactures in Italy the finest high quality home audio components. All Audia Flight products are entirely handcrafted at our facility located in the town of Civitavecchia, near the Mediterranean Sea and just over 70 kilometers from Rome. Beginning with the fundamental belief that a component should not alter the electronic signal, Massimiliano and Andrea spent two years (1994-1996) on research and development that would soon form the basis for their company and all of its subsequent components. Their extensive research indicated that the traditional voltage feedback approach to circuit design, with its inability to handle high speed transients and complex loads, would tend to alter the electronic signal and thus introduce inaccuracies. So they set about designing a circuit around the lesser known current feedback approach. They soon discovered that their new approach to current feedback circuit design would allow for both higher speed responses and better load control, and thus produce a more accurate signal. And so, by incorporating their Audia Flight current feedback design approach Massimiliano and Andrea were able to finally achieve their goal that an component should not alter the incoming signal and Audia Flight was born! In 1997 Audia Flight brought to market the first version of our Flight 100 power amplifier. With its unique heatsink design and remarkable performance, the Flight 100 was well-received by the audiophile press and consumers. Soon thereafter Audia Flight introduced our Flight Pre and Flight 50 power amplifier to similar acclaim. The Flight Pre especially turned heads with its sophisticated multiple section cabinet design. The Flight Pre also featured another Audia Flight hallmark: a constant impedance volume attenuator for accurate frequency response at all volumes. 2001 saw the introduction of Audia Flight’s first integrated amplifier, aptly named the Flight One. The Flight One incorporated many of the designs found in our Flight Pre, Flight 50, and Flight 100 amplifiers in order to achieve Audia Flight sonic excellence in a single component. And, with the consumer electronics market trending at the time toward 5.1 multichannel home theaters and audio, the Flight One featured an input specifically for multichannel processors, as well as an ideal three channel amplifier mate called the Flight 3.100. Beginning with our first product the Audia Flight mission has been very clear: our products shall result from the synergy of sophisticated, original circuit design and Italian style. Our creations, one could say, are a summary of the Italian culture: art and handicraft. Art, as the way that it conveys emotions and, handicraft, such as the ability to create beautiful objects. The sound, the “soul” of our products, then, is a mirror of our culture not only with its high tech research, but also of our culture and lives in Italy as well. Today the result of this Italian synergy is a family of Audia Flight products that includes our tried and true Classic Series, our Three S Series, our new high value FLS series, and our flagship Strumento Series. While the sum of all of our experience at Audia Flight goes into each and every product we make, our flagship Strumento represents many years of research and development leading to a perfected circuit design and a perfected casework design.