I'm missing something. Bryston's website says there's a remote (BR-2). I agree that it's incomprehensible that a CD player that sells for almost $4k doesn't come with a remote. Surely Bryston could contract with someone in the Far East to create one for a few cents each. The player -- from what I see on Bryston's and Audio Advisor's websites -- has no programming abilities, so a remote with simple on/off, play, stop, skip to next/previous track, etc., shouldn't be too hard to create.