I agree on people's comments on this remote. I just purchased a DAC-10 from an AC member (but not on AC) that I think it pretty wonderful, especially at the price point. The remote -- works. The design is not a triumph, but I haven't found it unreliable or problematic to use. The clicking/wiggly buttons don't give you a great deal of confidence in the build. I am just glad the DAC-10 is sooooo much better than the remote.
DAC-10: first SABRE DAC I've heard without the "SABRE glare". Even some pricier SABRE implementations have it, to greater or lesser degrees. Can't hear it on the DAC-10 -- just clear and smooth.