i need a universal remote for a cal icon mkII cd

hi all, i just discovered that the california audio labs icon mkII cd player that i was gonna get does not have a remote.

will any universal remote work for it?
if not how do i find one that will?

Check out Harmony's website.

They have surprised me with the gear they have codes for many times!
There are remote codes on remotecentral for various California Audio remote controls. Do you know what model remote can with the player? They have codes for CL-5, CL-10, CL-20 and CL-25. If you have the right codes you should be able to use most universal remotes.

From looking at some pictures on line it looks like it might be a CL-10. remotes.com has a replacement remote. I just found this site by searching - I know nothing about it.
The first CD player I ever bought was Technics 555 and that remote worked with my Icon II.
The different universal remotes say they have a lot of codes and name brands, but a lot of these (audio) companies have someone else make the remote part for them. Even if they list your brand, it could be hit or miss, and may only work some functions. That company that makes them for a specific model, is something I haven't tried and can't make a comment. I use a universal learning remote to save the wear on the factory ones, plus convenience. I just let it learn what I need from the factory remote. If it's something that is mass produced like a TV, or other high volume product, then the odds are a lot better for a pre-programmed universal.
This is one of those companies that have remotes that they claim do the same. I never tried any of these replacement types, but may give it a try if needed in the future. [http://remotes.com/remotes/servlet/rs?a=Search&mode=brand&brand=California%20Audio&uuid=A13160070164611]
According to the Logitech Harmony compatibility database their remotes do support the Icon MkII. From the first drop-down choose 'Music player' and then 'CD player.' California Audio Labs is then a choice from the second drop-down menu.

eCost has some refurbished Harmony remotes at pretty good prices.
There is an ebay posting that says they have new original remotes available. I am having trouble posting the url here, but you can just go to ebay and search on California Audio Remotes
thanks all for the help.
i will explore
Ebay new:


Or be patient and wait for a used one to be listed for less money.