Now I'm really going to confuse you.
I have a Super Nova, (3) Grizzlys ($99) and a PSI barracuda chuck.
Like them all and haven't had any problems with any of them. Had the Super and Grizzs for 5 years or more and the PSI for 1.
Only chuck I had that was crap was a grizz $39.00 one that used tommy bars, broke that one in 2 months . It was made from some really crappy casings and cracked one day during use.
So my answer is that just about any reasonable priced or expensive chuck will work for you.
I really do like the Grizzly chucks for the price and the PSI is a good deal if you buy it through Amazon http://www.amazon.com/PSI-Woodworkin...9640746&sr=8-1
. Also order the correct adapter for your lathe if it isn't 3/4" -12 or 1"-8 TPI. Like http://www.amazon.com/PSI-Woodworkin...ol_ai_-2_4_tit
Confued enough ?