Sonus Faber Principia 5 amplifier advice, please


Novice Member
Hi, new member here, been lurking for a long time.

I have just scored a pair of Sonus Faber Principia 5 floorstanders (4 ohm, 90db, recommended amp: 40 to 250 W).
These were my two HiFi dreams: Sonus Faber and floorstander speakers. But now the nightmare begins: which amplifier to choose for them?

The shortlist: Cambridge Audio CXA81, Musical Fidelity M3si, the all-new Roksan Attessa, Rega Elex-R, perhaps a Rotel RA11 Tribute?

Any other suggestion is more than welcome. The streaming partner to the amp is probably going to be a Bluesound Node.

Thank you!


Well-known Member
Unless you have plenty of sources to connect to your amp, I would consider the bluesound powernode. Streamer and power amp in one box, 80 wpc class D amplification also used by sister company NAD. Compact one box solution.
Otherwise I would probably pick the Rotel from your list, or add a Marantz PM8006 to it.


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