What are the best amps for B&W N802's?


Would appreciate your opinion on the best amp setup for my B&W N802's. I don't want to play them particularly loud but still want as broad a sonic signature as possible. Every one says they need lots of juice - why is this?
Thanks.
johnmc67
Lots of info if you do a search, but to answer your question, the W4S ST500 with the WBT terminals, Nordost Brahma cord, and a good tube preamp is an entirely satisfying combination.
McCormack DNA-750s, 650-Watt monoamps. The best I've ever heard, and I too didn't think I needed that much power.
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There are good choices, depending on your budget. Classe CA-M400 or Bryston.
There is no definitive "best" of anything. There are way too many variables involved. The "best" you can hope for is to find something that works well in your system. You can then say it's the "best" for you until you find something you think is better !!!!
There is a definitive answer. The best amplifier for the B&W N802 speakers is the.................wait for it...................wait for it...............the deHavilland 50A's, first made by Fischer in the 1950's and reissued by deHavilland Electric Amplifier Company.

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There is no "Best" for this speaker. You can drive these speakers with as little as an 10 watt per channel Ipod integrated amplifier or 500 watt plus amps. The key questions you need to answer are how loud you want to play and how much bass do you desire. I have used 802's and 800's with flea powered tube amps, 150 watt tube amps, and solid state amps with satisfactory results. I love the harmony of tube amps with these speakers, I currently use 150 watt per channel tube amps from Germany. Good luck

Audioquest4life
i have done a great deal of research... although options very, greatly, there are three amps that seem to always be on the list for ALL B&W speakers. Krell, Macintosh, and Classe. Different sizes for different series. although I have not personally demoed them, i honestly dont even know if i could hear the difference anyway. if you are going to take options on the amps, make sure that ALL of the Variables are the same when some speaks of what is "better." Alot of people will say that they herd a difference but it will rarly be in the exact same room with the exact same equipment. good luck
Any Krell FPB amps would do wonder to those N802
i have done a great deal of research... although options very, greatly, there are three amps that seem to always be on the list for ALL B&W speakers. Krell, Macintosh, and Classe. Different sizes for different series. although I have not personally demoed them, i honestly dont even know if i could hear the difference anyway. if you are going to take options on the amps, make sure that ALL of the Variables are the same when some speaks of what is "better." Alot of people will say that they herd a difference but it will rarly be in the exact same room with the exact same equipment. good luck
Member Dougdeacon got/gets great sound from his N802/802Ds using a 50 wpc Doshi-modified Lectron JH-50. 2 EL-34/6CA7s per side in push pull.