It was actually PayPal co-founder and Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel who dropped an estimated $10 million into Hogan s legal exercise, according to the New York Times.
Well, it looks like Apple came pretty close to making it happen when they contemplated buying Time-Warner late last year.
According to the Financial Times, Apple higher-ups met with Time-Warner folks about including some of their broad spectrum of content in an Apple service, and iTunes chief Eddy Cue apparently had a better idea: just buy them.
Yes, those are vacuum tubes, and yes, this thing sounds as amazing as it looks.
Like most hand-built vintage kit, it ain t cheap: the Kenzie will set you back almost 1700 bucks, but if you re a truly discerning fan of quality sound, you know that s pretty cheap compared to what you can spend on the latest and greatest all-digital gear.
DT s golden-eared audio reviewer Ryan Wanita has been hogging the Kenzie to himself for weeks, so check out his video review and prepare to bask in the warm glow of wood-grained analog goodness.