I'm in the process of redoing my whole sytem to be more SQ oriented. I will be going from two alpine type Rs to two 10s. I like the sound of the R's but i dont need that much power or loudness. I also listen mainly to rock. I will be powering the new subs with a DEI 1100d that puts out i think 400 or 500 at 4 ohms, 800rms at 2 ohms, and 1100rms at 1 ohm. So my choices for the sq subs are:
(2) JL 10w3v2 (2) IDQ 10D4 v2 (2) ID10v3 d4 (1) IDMAX10-D2 (2) Infinity Kappa 10.1 (1) Diamond Audio d6 (all of these are in my price range between 200-350)
I want super tight subs that can keep up with double bass and that sound clean. I dont need them to be super loud or be able to hit really low. Just clean tight sound.
1 Treo SSI 10. I would get the dual 2ohm and hook your amp up to 1ohm config. The sound quality will be excellent, and plenty loud in sealed or ported box. Its rated 750 rms, but will take that whole amp. http://www.treoonline.com/ssi.html
maybe i shouldnt have put the idmax in there, because i really dont think that i need that much power, like i said i have two R's right now and they are too overpowering so i am looking at around 600 rms maybe 700 tops.
Stereo Integrity Mag 12 would be my choice but you'll need 700-900rms on it and your amp has to handle a 1 or a 4ohm load and give it 700-900rms. Seas is good. I'd still get the Dayton MKIII or Reference HO sub, i think you can get two MKIII for 300$ pair and the Reference HO for about 250$ for pair. Those will sound quite nice and give good amount of output. Also if you like a easy blending sub with a good high end extension, the ED Ov.2 or SS RL-p will do well. But first vote , SI Mag 12 D2 then Dayton MKIII Titanic 12's.