To be honest, I even sort of have that problem with my Archon 25w on the half power setting. Maybe I just have a funny idea of what 'acceptably loud' means, but I live in a condo with neighbors and I find that if my amp gets above 2 on the master volume, I'm constantly worried about them complaining. Perhaps I shouldn't be, since they never have, but my amp only ever goes above 2 if I have a weekday off, since I know that my neighbors are all gone during the day then. With that said, the 25 doesn't really sound bad at its lowest volumes, so that isn't a problem. It's just that tube amps in general are loud and I'm not even CLOSE to using all of the volume at the amp's disposal.