I would vote for the Pass amp.I like the "sound" better and it should mate well with the B&W N series.
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wow, good stuff, I've owned both. I had a set of BW N804's powered with a Classe CA300. It sounded GREAT. I eventually upgraded to the 803's, again using the CA 300 and now that was the cat's meow. Last year I upgraded again to the BW N802's but switched to Pass Labs. I have both the x250 and an x350 and I'm hard pressed to hear much difference between the x350 and the x250. I do think the x250 may be a bit more refined. there are lots of reviews on the topic, try searching the archives. As for the Classe/Pass labs comparison, they are very similar, and match up well with B&W but I think you have to pay a whole lot more for a Classe amp to get what Pass can give you, unless you can get an older Classe Amp. I think the old CA 200 would be more than ample for the N804's and they show up on AG pretty reasonabley priced. let us know what you choose.