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What happened to Innerfidelity? (automatically diverts to stereophile)

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yep it's gone - not that I ever spent much time there since Tyll left. Headphones as a listing continues on for Stereophile, HiFi News, HIFi Choice, and Sound and Vision. It would be wonderful if Tyll came back - glad that Rafe is apparently gone. How can you have a headphone-focused publication alongside Stereophile and HIFi News and not do measurements, not even mention the output impedance of amplifiers?
 

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That's no good. I relied on the headphone measurements posted there during Tyll's days.
 

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Sad to see innerfidelity gone, I used to check their site regularly. I quite enjoy their Wall of Fame until that was suspended awhile back.

We want our beloved hobby to grow, not shrink, so its never good to see a quality site go dark. I suspect there are now too much competition from Youtube 'expert' audio reviewers with good production value and not much objective talks to dilute the entertainment factor.
 

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My guess is that there's simply a lot of 'contraction' in the Webzine business. You see it in car Webzines. C/D is a shell of its former self, and Motor Trend-Automobile share articles. It wouldn't surprise me if Automobile is dropped as a separate entity.
 
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That's no good. I relied on the headphone measurements posted there during Tyll's days.
That's the only reason it was still a valuable resource. I hope that vast body of work isn't gone. In the meanwhile, I was able to find some of it on the Wayback Machine. I would still like to see some official statement from the site owners.
 

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No great loss, however, with respect to Rafe "I'm a real journalist" Arnott.
 

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As a 60+ retired person myself, I'm glad to see Tyll resting on his laurels and living a simpler life. It's difficult to trust your hearing at our age and courageous that he and others like Floyd Toole accept those limitations, pass the baton to a younger generation, and hopefully profited from the sale of his domain, IP, and former company HeadRoom.
 

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Tyll set the bar very, very high and when he left for his much deserved retirement, it was sad to see IF not maintain that direction. I haven’t read IF since, IIRC Rafe moved on back in March, so perhaps this is stereophile consolidating everything under one roof?
 

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