Burmester or Pass?


Hey guys just looking to bounce this off the community for some feedback...

I have an opportunity to grab a Burmester 911 Mk.3 or a Pass X350.8 -- both about the same price but the Burmester is 13yrs old (with apparently 10hrs usage if I am to believe what I'm told). Pass comes with factory warranty. We can throw in a pair of Bryston 28B3 monoblocks too, for sh*ts and giggles. Will be driving a pair of Focal Scala Utopia's.

The age + price of the 911 Mk.3 has me leaning toward the X350.8 right off the bat. The X350.8 seems to be getting lauded with accolades but the 911 is considered by many to be one of the best designs ever. The 911 seems overly expensive on paper... but it's about the sound in the end... that damping factor certainly has me intrigued.

Am I crazy to pass up on a 911 Mk.3? Or is the best bet to stick with the Pass? Just looking for some fellow enthusiast opinions...
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If you are cleared by the EEs here that both would drive the Scala Utopias, then your decision has to be made on the basis of the sound.  Can you get the Burmester at a price that would allow you sell it  if you don't love the sound? It appears to be a bit old for a very high price, no matter where they start, and no I  don't trust that it is virtually NOS.
The Burmester may eventually have to be biased. It tends to drift over time and there is a specific procedure to do so. Getting service for a used Burmester amp might prove to be difficult. Pick the Pass or Bryston.
You will impress every visitor way more with the Burmester.
If the weather 28b3s are an option to audition then give them a shot.  No joke.  
+1 for the Bryston 28B3. I had the 28BSST2’s and they were great, the new Cubed amps are spectacular. Having a 20 year warranty is a huge bonus.
With out a doubt the Burmester for sonics and the rare ability to hold value. I have Symphonic Line amps that share similar German build quality , plated and polished chassis and sonics. They are on 24/7 and I did eventually get them re capped which was pretty easily done at the local tech. The sonics alone are special in the 911 and it would be my main criteria for purchase.
The Burmester is a stunning amp.  Nothing wrong with PassLabs but the 911 is really something special.  I heard one hooked up to a pair of Sanders model 10e speakers with hi Def downloads thru a Musical Paradise mp d2 and was completely blown away.  And that's tough to do for an old timer like me.  Definitely one of the finest listening sessions I ever had.

I pick Pass.  1.   ive listened to pass
Amps before.  Not sure how old it was.  
  The 13 y.o. guy. Leakey caps 
Maybe?  
Pass made in usa. By a guy most
People know of somewhat