Hey folks.. I know there are a decent number of owners of this beautiful new creation from Steve down in NC. I'm just blown away by the musical beauty and Marshally crunch, and the million tints and shades lurking within this pine box. But I have a question for those who have explored this bad boy in and out: I live in an apartment in NYC, and aside from the stupendous range of onboard tone and it's convenience for gigs with a less than desirable backline, I bought the amp because of its attenuator technology, for home recording and practicing. I was kind of surprised to see how loud the thing was even at it's lowest possible attenuated level. With both volume knobs at the earliest feasible positions and adjusted for taste, and with the amp in series and the boost mode at stage three, I'd hesitate to call that a completely apartment friendly volume. It's actually a pretty loud little sucker... Even with the gain stages backed off to stage one, the amp in parallel, and with the attenuator just before it's cutoff point, it's not possible to push your volumes up all that far and not be playing for your neighbors too. I read comments from some of the guys here who own the amp, for example Porterburst who said that it's a pretty loud amp even at the lowest point of the attenuator. I'm curious what others think about the attenuator and it's use for playing in home settings and for practice, and how low they get this beauty.