I have had this marvelous C.D. player for about 2 years and I really hate to sell it. I purchased it from another Audiogon member who bought it new. It has performed beautifully without a problem in any way. The thing I love about this player in addition to the sound is the option to connect right to an amplifier and use it without a pre-amp. It sound magnificent both ways, through a pre-amp or straight to an amp. I didn't take a photo of the remote but it is silver and is in perfect condition also. I love this player so much I was going to buy a Consonance amplifier and pre-amp to complete my system. The only reason I am selling is that we are moving and I won't have a dedicated room for my system so I am going with a multi-room setup with speakers in all the ceilings. I am going to use a file server for a source. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. BTW 6 Moons has a wonderful review of the player so if if you are considering buying mine please read through that article.