well, how about some people like tube amps better than some solid state stuff that can be played in a bedroom but sounds like you hump a cat? Tube amps are loud, no matter what, but there are several ways to turn the volume down without making them sound worse than any solid state amp.
oh, and btw, you are also judging Carvin by adding a Master Volume to the Legacy. Or any other company that distributes an amp with that.
How so & in what way?
The Legacy was designed that way (without a MV) because it is a signature amp. Steve Vai wanted it that way.
I don't think he wanted it to practice in his bedroom.
I actually have 3 Carvin amps & the Legacy is the only one that does not have a Master Volume.
However now we have the Legacy II which does have a Master Volume, not really sure of the point you are trying to make there?
Anyway I think we're all getting a little bogged down here & off the point.
If anything I've judged Carvin by buying 3 of their amps & 2 of their Guitars...so make of that what you will.