When I finally get an amp in my car (which actually appears like it'll be pretty soon *crosses fingers*), I'll want an amp and sub amp. Due to the same space limitations imposed on my main amp, I'll be going with a Memphis MClass amp, probably the 16-MCD500. For what sub I'm going to use, I really don't know.
I do know I'm going with a sealed enclosure and that I only want a single driver. I've been thinking it'll be a 10". I was originally thinking an 8", but I've decided a 10" would go lower and still be musical. Will a 12" also be as musical? Would it be worth the extra expense?
Now, for brands. If I buy it from the store I'm dealing with, they only carry JL Audio, Memphis, and Alpine. So, which one should I go with? If memory serves me correctly, I can get the 10w1v2 for $250 in a small sealed box. Is that pretty good? I don't know about Alpine's stuff, but what from them would be worth looking at? And what about Memphis; I know nothing about their subs.
I *might* be able to buy the sub elsewhere if it's a pretty good deal and have him still install the sub amp and all. Not sure on that one.
So, what are y'all's thoughts and recommendations on a small, musical sub that I can buy locally? Preferably of the three brands I mentioned, but I'll also consider advice about other brands.