This preamp is in excellent condition and has some really great reviews for its sonic performance. My reserve is low due to not having the remote. I don't believe you need the remote to access any features. I did bench test it before putting ad up. My dad picked this up a few years ago from someone in Illinois. He put it aside to play with other things and now just needs find a new home. I am selling for him just like all my other items I've sold here. You can expect it to work as it should on arrival, see my feedback and bI'd with confidence.