Plinius 8200 and used Plinius 9200 are my personal 'best with' picks, also used Krell KAV300i and used Krell KAV400i can do an excellent job... Wyred4Sound STI500 is modern way you may want to try.
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Pretty much agree with the above posts/recommendations. The Model 1's (like most other small speakers) are inefficient and tend to do their best when on a high current diet.
Tonally speaking, I found that the Model 1's bode well with warm sounding gear. Plinius. Naim. Sim Audio's entry to mid level gear. Unison Research. Audio Analogue. Monarchy Audio. Luxman. Accuphase. Blue Circle Audio. Rogue. Stuff like that should work well with those little monitors.
I agree that the Krell would not be a good choice, way too agressive together.
In this price range (and actually way above) the Yamaha AS2000 is incredibly good for the money with full and smart tone controls and phono. A true bargain if there is one. Lot's of clean power too.
Look up the info here on the 'Goner.