Re: new comp set
I have extensive personal experience with only two component sets really, but they are in your price range.
One is the MB Quart PVI-216, my friend has these, powered by the same kicker amp you mentioned actually, and they sound great, very clear, and loud.
The other is the Rainbow SLC-265. I have these myself, and they are very impressive components, and can be had for around $200 or so. But for a little more you could step up and get the Rainbow CSX 465.20, which are a little higher end Rainbows than the SLC line.
Head Unit: Pioneer Premier DEH-590ib
Front Stage: Rainbow SLC-265 2-way Components
Rear Fill: -------
Sub Woofer(s): Stereo Integrity/Sundown Audio Magnum 15" D2
Component Amp: Rainbow iPaul 2.400
Sub Woofer Amp: Rainbow iPaul DM2000