Hey all, I picked up a Marshall DSL20CR (used for $350, in great shape. Pretty stoked about the price!). I love it, but I’m finding with young kids and wife in the house, and close neighbors, I can’t turn it up very loud, very often. I can play it on 10w mode with the volume BARELY opened up, with no issues (0.5-1). Bedroom level, can talk over it. That’s barely past the pure fizz, but playable. I can also play at 1-2 without too much issue, but get it up to 2.5 and 3, and it’s really too loud. I can maybe let it rip at a 4 for a bit on the weekends, but not on a regular basis. Trying to decide what my options are, and if I should keep it or resell it. I also have a Roland Cube 60, which honestly sounds good at extremely low volumes. The thing is a pretty well rounded work horse, so I don’t NEED the Marshall. Just loved the idea of having a tube combo amp after years of only playing solid state (used to playing a 100w JCM2000 half stack at shows for a number of years, and miss it). But, if I can’t turn the DSL20 up loud enough to get good tones, maybe it’s not reasonable to own. Here are some options I came across… 1) Carl’s Custom Speaker Soak. https://carlscustomguitars.com/carl...amp-power-tube-speaker-line-volume-attenuator Sits in between the amp and the speaker and I can dial volume to the speaker up and down. Has anyone had any luck with those? For $50 it seems like a pretty good deal if I can turn the DSL20 up louder without sacrificing too much tone. And I’m not trying to turn the channel volume up to 10. Not going for that tube distortion tone you achieve when turned up to like a 6 or 7 - just trying to get it closer to like 4 tone, but with the volume of 1-2. I understand there may be some tone loss. 2) Carls Custom Passive Volume Box. https://carlscustomguitars.com/carl...effects-loop-insertable-master-volume-control This is $24. It goes in the effects loop. As I understand this tames the preamp volume before it hits the power amp? How is this different than an attenuator going between the amp output and speaker? Does this act as a Master Volume like the 40CR has? Better/worse option for me? Here's a discussion from this forum on this box. https://www.marshallforum.com/threa...0-owners-for-ultra-low-volume-playing.104373/ 3) Changing the speaker. It has the stock 70/80. I’ve heard that a better speaker may help with playing at low volumes. Is that true? I probably won’t spend more than $100 on a new speaker right now, but would a used V-type or V30 help? I honestly don’t mind the 70/80 at louder playing volumes, but wondering if a better speaker helps it sound better in the 1-2 volume range. Any tips are appreciated!