First up, I have a pair of Celestion Ditton 44 speakers that I brought over here when I moved from the UK. I don't know if they were ever available here and date from about 1975. I loved them at the time and love them still, but I find that they need a good cranking to give their best, and I doubt the ST-70 will have the power. I'm probably going to let them go reluctantly to fund new speakers.
Then I have a pair of vintage (around 1990) Thiels that my girlfriend bought me as a birthday present (they were fantastically cheap locally, probably because they weigh 60lbs each). I find them sweet and detailed but on the only amp that I have working, an old solid-state Pioneer QX-8000, very dry and bass light. They have a reputation for needing a bunch of power to drive.
Lastly I have my $35 bargain speakers, a pair of Design Acoutics D6 speakers: an intriguing 1970s design with a rear-firing woofer and about 8 tweeters mounted on angles panels, they're warm and lively but not detailed.
So......what could people recommend? I listen to everything from classical baroque to heavy-ish rock, with mostly blues lying as the mid-point. I guess I'll have about $3-400 to spend if I can get a couple of hundred bucks for the Celestions. Not much money!! I wonder about DCM speakers: Time Frames or Time Windows. Any experiences?