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Assembling the RPi components is mere plug 'n play. No wiring or soldering required. Just a likely need for an adapter for whatever PS you acquire since the use of a microUSB connector is unusual for that kind of device.

The SBT is great if having a touchscreen provides value. Otherwise, the RPi will sound marginally better, especially at the frequency extremes. I use an iOS app called iPeng to control my streamers which works great. It also allows them to be players as well as remotes.

The Touch comes with a 3A 5V power supply while an RPi requires 1A. I use an inexpensive Jameco linear with mine. Indeed, it is the uRendu that requires (at least) 7V.

edit: If you plan to use WiFi like I do with mine in the garage, note that the SBT is far better in that regard. The RPi 3B offers it, but is far less sensitive requiring me to move an access point much closer to it.

Edits: 03/16/17

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