I purchased an Apex Jr plate amp from this company back at christmas. About a week ago it died on me. During a song the amp faded in and out and finally completely out. To me, it seems as though a capacitor bit the dust or maybe an opamp. Anyway, I emailed Steve at Apex Jr and explained what happened. He said to check the fuse and call him. I did, the fuse is fine ( as per a DMM). The power light still comes on and glows green, so it doesn't seem to be going inot protection and there is still turn on/off thump. I called him back and he told me that he cannot replace it nor work on it. He said that he is a one man operation and he just sells them. What I don't understand is why there is no warranty at all. Granted this is likely a fine peice of electronics, but stuff still happens. I don't see how me, the consumer should be at fault of a manufacturing defect. The amp was never pushed hard, never given extreme loads, never abused at all and there is nothing to be done about it. Unless I can get something worked out with him, then I simply don't recommend buying a peice of equipment from him, unless you are comfortable chancing the loss of your money.