The main goal is SQ over a wide range of music(literally about everything) but louder is better as long as it stays clean. Amp will be a Profile AP1000M which is rated 500 RMS @ 2 Ohms or 310 RMS @ 4 Ohms. Yes I know there are much better amps out there but not for what I paid for this one, haha. I would like to be around $200 or under for just the sub. I have been looking at a few subs that I have seen recommended while browsing forums such as the Sundown SA-12, Dayton Reference series, TC sounds Epic(would maybe be underpowering it though?), DC audio Level 2, and SSA GCON (again maybe not enough power?) I live in the middle of nowhere and don't have the opportunity to hear any of these subs so any opinions appreciated. Not limited to these either. Thanks in advance.