This won't answer your question but I am looking to buy a new processor next year.
Your post struck me b/c I have the B&W 804's and I want to get the best processor I can afford to attain the BEST sound from my B&W's.
I never thought of nad until now, so thanks for the thought.
I am currently running my system with the Outlaw 990/7700 combo.
B&W 804S,HTM3S,DS7, Mitsubishi HC6800 Outlaw 990/7700,Emotiva XPA1 x2,Oppo93, Sony777 Furman Elite Comcast, Monster,Audio8,BJC,Legend Audio,Tributaries power cord, Da Lite screen 105" diagonal, Cisco Hub JL Audio Fathom 110, 113,Chordette,,Bryston BDA1 DAC,
you'r welcome, sorry i took so long to reply, great speakers, nad music first philosophy makes their system great for music and home theaters, with plenty of power to drives any 4 or 8 omes speakers. Mind you the rated power that nad disclosed for any of their top end, is very conservetive, because you actually get more out of them.