I have the 65RI Princeton with a 10" speaker. For me the 10" speaker is a perfect fit for the Princeton. I recently replaced the stock Jensen speaker in mine with the Celestion Gold 10" and waiting it to break in before I make a final assessment on it.
I actually tried one at a local store of mine and loved it. It sounded great no matter what guitar I plugged into it. It had a Fender/Vox/Marshall vibe to it. It also sounds great a low volumes. I tried one years ago and didn't quite care for it., but the MKII is great.
A couple issues are what is happening in selling used amps. First, high wattage amps or stacks aren't selling well at all. More players are going to lower wattage amps that are easy to transport, plus venues don't want someone playing high wattage amps. Second, more and more people are using...
I have both amps a 65 PRRI and a BF Deluxe Reverb. For home use the Princeton is one of the best amps I have used. My Deluxe is great and great for live work, but it's louder than my Princeton at home. The Princeton enables me to get to a sweet spot and not being too loud for home use.
I found that a Princeton Reverb RI is the perfect home amp. What's nice is that it has both reverb and tremolo, sounds great and takes pedals well. I also have a Champ which is equally nice and it's great!
My loudest is my BF Deluxe Reverb. Years ago I unloaded my higher wattage amps since I don't play out anymore. For home my Princeton Reverb 65 RI is a great amp that enables me to get to a sweet spot without rattling the windows.
I had the AC4HW-1 and while it is a cool looking amp, it was boxy, had no bottom end, and I sold it. I did purchase the AC10 which was a big improvement over the AC4HW-1, even though it wasn't hardwired.
I had a 66 SR that I gigged with years ago, but let it go since it was too loud for the place I played at. At that time I switch over to a Blues jr., but didn't care for the sound. Hence, I purchased a BFDR for cheap (years ago) and it was the amp I was looking for. Since I don't play out...
I love my PRRI. For years I have had every other amp under the sun and thought the Princeton was too small...I was wrong. It's the perfect amp for home and will do a great job for gigs. It's one of the best amps I have ever owned.
I like both the 65 and the 68. I own the 65 and it works for me, and like other said once the Jensen speaker breaks in, it sounds so much better. Like Caldera above, I traded my Blues Jr. for the Princeton and have never looked back.
I like this amp. I own a 66 Deluxe Reverb and its my favorite amp. I think that anyone looking for a vintage BF Deluxe Reverb would appreciate Fender's entry into the hardwired BF amp. For roughly $2K or more this amp is in par with the vintage Fenders without spending money on any repairs...
While I did like the AC4HW1, it lacked bass / bottom end at lower volumes. A high volumes it sounded better but it was too loud for home use. The AC10 has more chime and the reverb sounds pretty good for what I like. The fullness of the AC10 made me buy it.
Yes, I use it only in my home. It has a master volume and you can dial in great tones. I had everything from an AC30 to AC4HW and this one fits my needs the best. For a small amp with a 10" speaker it sound fat and clear. I love it.