I can't believe Apple failed with this. I was able to get one for 150$ Canadian including a 60gb iPod Classic, and I bought a second unit off Ebay for 155$. I bough it since my beats by dre Beatbox(Monster) died on me, and I must say its so much better than it. Crazy thing I got the beatbox in 2011, and the Hi-Fi came out in 2006! Now I'll use both for my tv speakers and also for music. If the HomePod is not as loud as the Hi-Fi Apple might as well not release the Homepod and just reintroduce the Hi-Fi with the Homepod features. By the way anyone who has multiple iPod Hi-Fi is it better that I put them side by side in my room or far from each other for sound placement?