The Remote Control for DAC1 HDR from Benchmark is a wireless remote that provides convenient control of the DAC1 HDR stereo pre-amplifier. In addition to basic control, the remote also offers intelligent implementation of the pre-amp's dimming and muting functions. You can easily adjust the Dim and Soft-Mute settings of the remote independently from the normal volume setting. This is ideal for HDTV users, as the pre-amplifier will remember your settings, so you can set your preferred Dim level for commercials, etc. The Soft-Mute function provides smooth fading up and down before muting and unmuting to avoid jarring changes.