Biamp w/2 Bryston4BST s or 1 14BSTw/B W?

I currently have the B&W Nautilus 803's with hopes on getting N802's in the future. Anyway, I'm uprgrading to better amps (Bryston) and wondered if it would be better to buy 2 Bryston 4BST's (total of 250W x 4) and biamp them (possibly vertically) or would it be more beneficial to just run a single Bryston 14BST (500W x 2) or 2 7BST's (same thing)? It is theoretically the same amount of power just distributed differently. Any thought?

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Mezmo, what speakers are you running? And just to clarify, I wouldn't actually be bridging the 4B-ST's but rather running one channel for the LF post on the Nautilus and the other channel for the HF post on the Nautilus. I would then do the same thing with the other amp/speaker. I'm just trying to determine if it's better to run 250 watts to each LF and HF post or to just run 500watts and run jumpers or bi-wiring.
Although if I did go the 4B-ST route, I may buy a single one at first. That's a good idea.
Bwyoung, thanks for the info on what Bryston said. But I do have a question. If the overall consensus, including yours, is to go with one larger amp, such as the two 7B-ST's/single 14B-ST, compared to running dual 4B-ST's and using each channel for a LF and HF post, then why is it that you would buy an FPB300c for the LF and retain your FPB200c for the HF?? Doing a quick search for Krell shows that a single FPB600c is MUCH less than a 200c plus a 300c. Why wouldn't you just sell the 200c and buy a 600c?? Thanks., which B&W's are you using?