I live in Europe, so everything costs roughly 100% more
Anyway, pi + case + psu + roon certified HAT (the hifiberry one) is CAD 140 with taxes and shipping where you’re at. That’s 105 in non-monopoly bills, which likely isn’t what you’d get from Anker, but not horrible either for something that’s rather solid, SQ-wise.
Completely agreed, as i’ve said multiple times. It’s probably something that could get an interim fix with an Amazon shopping link, of the same type Roonlabs has for ROCK builds, but the process is still dead simple (though I completely understand why someone wouldn’t want to deal with it, and, once again, absolutely agree with you that no one should have to deal with it).