Sure the name of this site is Computer Audiophile and that name seems diametrically opposed to anything that Michael Fremer says, does, or supports. Fortunately nothing could be further from the truth. Michael is a music lover first and foremost just like the readers of Computer Audiophile. One quote by Fremer that I think we can all identify with is from an article posted this week on BoingBoing, "Music got me into audio, not vice-versa." A couple weeks ago Michael was interviewed by Gizmodo for a piece that ended up with the title Why We Need Audiophiles. Those of you who read the very interesting article may not have read the follow-up comments on Gizmodo that resemble comments on every audio forum we've all visited from time to time. In response to the Audiophiles article, another writer blasted and possibly mischaracterized much of what was said in the original article. I was very happy to read Michael Fremer's response to the response and to read his thoughts on some of the comments written about him and audiophiles in general.
I highly recommend kicking your feet up and taking a few minutes to read all three articles. Heck, maybe your tubes will be warmed up by the time you finish reading :~)
1. The whole "saga" began with an article by Gizmodo's John Mahoney titled Why We Need Audiophiles. Gizmodo Link
2. This was followed up by a response titled Gizmodo Mounted On Maple Block, Sounds Great. BoingBoing Link
3. Then Michael Fremer responded with his article titled On Being Gizmodoed, Boing Boinged, and Hydrogenated. Fremer's Response BoingBoing Link