Best speakers for Pioneer SX-1250 receiver


SOME QUESTIONS PLEASE REGARDING A VINTAGE PIONEER SX-1250 RECEIVER (160 WATTS PER CHANNEL INTO 8 OHMS/200 WATTS PER CHANNEL INTO 4 OHMS). WHAT ABOUT THIEL 2.5 OR PROAC 2.3 OR SOME OTHER USED SPEAKERS IN SAME PRICE RANGE AS THIEL/PROAC. DUE TO THE AGE OF THIS UNIT, WOULD IT BE ADVISABLE TO UPGRADE THE POWER CORD TO A IEC CONNECTION THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR A VARITY OF POWER CORDS. ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS UNIT THAT IS IN GREAT CONDITION? THANKS.
wepratt
Man that brings up old memories.

Tim
I had more than one of these more years ago than I want to think about. All the speakers I used then are hard to find now. In my memory they had a lot of power but could sound hard. I would stay away from any speaker that might be a little bright already. Older B&Ws or others with a softer treble should work. stan
I like the old ADS line of speakers, they show up here on Audiogon once in a while. I would think they would sound great with the Pioneer.

Dave
I used Acoustic Research AR-11's with this model receiver for twenty two years, than I found this web site. Upgraded to Denon AVR-4800 and Energy Veritas V2.2 with Mirage BPS-150i subs.The receiver is back in its box in a closet. The AR-11's are in my bedroom with a Denon PMA-2000 and TU-1500.
Regards
Rich