I haven't had a problem with my Yaqin, bought it used and have had it for about a little over a year. My model has no remote, which can be a pain. For their price, I've not seen anything better, a good way to go for us budget guys.
If you are using Zu, the bigger amps aren't necessary. I've talked a lot with those guys and they are specifically designed for use with low-output (around 5watt) SET amps, I would try to go that route and get every bit of midrange magic those types of amps put into a speaker made for their sound. Yaqin makes the MS300B, which is a Single-Ended Triode amp, would be a great match, but not sure if has a remote. Some DAC's, like the Emotiva unit, which is excellent and cost-effective, have a remote to vary its output (volume) to go between your CD or streamer and integrated amp. As far as Vinyl, you're getting up every 15 minutes to flip or change the record, so who cares about a remote?!