Naim mates very well with Totem.
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I have listened to the Arros with Musical Fidelity, Naim and Rega integrated amp and CD combinations, and thought the amps sounded best top to bottom in the order listed. For some reason, in a medium sized room the MF A5 and A3.5 sounded fantastic with the Arros. Since your room is fairly small, you could probably get away with the 50 watt Nait 5i or the MF X-T100 amp, either of which should be capable of driving the Arros and you to complete satisfaction.
Also, since the Rogue and Jolidas seem to work well, I wonder how the Primaluna Prologue II would sound with the Arros? I like this amp in combination with other speakers, but have not heard it with any Totems.
I think many dealers would be OK with that, especially if you did it on a weekday when things were slow.
You would be better off to try the amp in your listening room with your other gear. Also easier and safer to transport one metal amp than 2 wooden speakers, even light ones like the Arros.
Dealer worth their salt would buy into either scenario.
I have mine mated to Bryston B60, and like it very much ... I am in a med-large room, and they don't seem comfortable at very high volumes- the arros start failing; but I love the sound of the arros, so I'm giving the Unison Unico int-amp a try, as I have read many favorable comments regarding those two together.
I have not owned the Arros, however I have owned a pair of StudioLab Reference 1's, which have very similar specs (4.5 inch woofer, low-ish sensitivity rating)...
Had them paired up w/ the Unico for a period of time. Truth be told, if I could go back to that combo right now, I believe I would. The Unico could really float a beautiful image in combination w/ these speakers. Did not require subwoofer reinforcement either, with most music that is.
I would highly recommend Unico / Arro combo