Remote controlled pre-amp for gainclone?


Any recommendations for a 1-2 channel input, remote controlled preamp for an LM3875 gainclone? I don't think the Creek OHB will do it justice and not sure a simple volume pot will have adequate drive. I've considered Djangos TVC but no remote. Also the Pro-Ject Pre Box but may not be high quality sound.
Under $500 would be ideal, not over $1,000.
cdc
http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?preatran&1245016127&/Channel-Islands-Audio-PLC-1-ex
Looks nice but sold already.
peachtree decco