I would like to control the master volume fine. Because 1 watt in the living room something may already to much. Can you give me some technical backgrounds? If the potentiometer digitally recorded by a microcontroller, or simply changing the gain of the amplifier in the feedback field? What resistance (ohms), the master volume control on? log or linear type? Perhaps the fault is to be found here. Large 12 "speakers deliver at 1 watt of power a lot more volume than a small speaker systems. In addition, a smaller speaker transmits less bass and more treble what more would I also liked. I also like the smaller models Spider IV 15/30 good. But there is missing the entire FX options. That's why I bought the large 75 Spider.