T.H.E. Show with Michael Fremer

Michael Fremer, editor of and audiophile extraordinaire, talks about the surprising popularity of audio shows around the world, focusing on T.H.E. (The Home Entertainment) Show held last weekend in Newport Beach (actually Irvine), CA. We discuss what we saw and heard at the show, including super-expensive speakers from TAD, Perfect8, and MBL as well as super-inexpensive speakers from Pioneer and everything in between. Also discussed is the problem of hotel-room acoustics, answers to chat-room questions, and much more.

Run Time: 1:08:04


Michael Fremer is the editor of He has also contributed to The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Consumer Digest, and The Bergen Record (New Jersey) among other publications and periodicals.

Fremer appeared on the oft-run History of Audio documentary on The History Channel. He's also been on MTV, The Today Show, CNN, and hundreds of other radio and television shows throughout the United States, talking about the high-end audio listening experience, home theater, and the ongoing, unlikely resurgence of LP vinyl records.

His other credits include supervising the Academy Award-nominated soundtrack to the 1982 Disney science-fiction feature film Tron starring Jeff Bridges, and co-writing the animated feature film Animalympics, on which he also provided voices along with Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, and Harry Shearer.

Fremer was an on-air personality at WBCN-FM in Boston during the 1970s and has produced and voiced thousands of radio commercials that have run across America.

In 2006, he wrote, produced, and hosted the DVD 21st Century Vinyl: Michael Fremer's Practical Guide to Turntable Set-up, which has received unanimous worldwide media acclaim. An Italian/German version followed. A second DVD, It's a Vinyl World, After All: Michael Fremer's Guide to Record Cleaning, Storage, Handling, Collecting & Manufacturing in the 21st Century, was released December 2008.