The Krell would probably sound somewhat better and have enough power. A friend uses the Spectron Muscian-3 and it works well and sounds very good.
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Thanks for the suggestions. FPB is a better option. I had thought that an alternative might be to get another Bryston and bi-amp (so I don't go through the trouble of selling the current amp).
I'm just not sure of the real benefit of bi-amping vs mono-blocks vs one powerful amp. If you guys have some reccomended reading I'd be up for it (one issue I have with reading the forums is that you get your hobby-horse guys who must be deaf writing a lot of BS).
I've never found mono amps to be really any better than a good powerful amp except for the fact they can be smaller and therefore easier to move. I had an FPB600 and I preferred it over the 350 monos which I also owned. I'm sure the 650 monos would have been as good or better than the 600 but they were a lot more. If you can run the Brystons in mono they could fine if you like the sound. Just make sure they will be able to still drive your speakers if you switch then to mono. They will most likely not be able to work with low impedance loads when bridged.
I am using Krell 402e thru a BAT REX preamp. I think the speakers sound great, very musical. I sense no need for more power; I listen to all kinds of music and sometimes at high volume levels. The "e" upgrade on the Krell was a huge sonic improvement; highly recommended. I toy with the idea of monobloc amps but it would not work well in my listening room.
I have 2 Bryston 14b sst2 amps hooked to my Salon 2's, which would be 1200 watts/channel. They are x-over above 80 hz with JL subs on the bottom, and I can clip the Brystons without the Revels sounding fatigued. If I had the money I would run 4 Bryston 28b sst2 mono blocks, at 2000 watts/channel I don't think they would clip.