kemela is a high-end HiFi retailer located in the fashionable Inman Park neighborhood east of downtown Atlanta. We are conveniently located within walking distance of - Criminal Records, Wax N Facts, Moods Music, and a short drive from Wuxtry Records and Decatur CD (one of the best stores in the Atlanta Area for vinyl and CDs) Parking is easy and there are many excellent restaurants close by.

kemela has on demonstation a very wide range of speakers (one of the largest selections of KEF speakers in the South East), turntables, and home audio equipment for you to audition in our two real-sized/sounding showrooms. We are by appointment and you will need to call in advance to set up an audition, so you can have one-on one time without waiting, and we can make sure we have gear warmed up and ready. This is essential for speakers like Quad electrostatic speakers.

Whether you are new to high fidelity home audio and looking for a great first turntable, an experienced music listener wanting to upgrade your existing home audio system, or wanting to get on board with digital streaming, we offer the products and experience that will make your music & videos sound superb.
For more information about kemela click the "About Us" link above.

kemela was established in 2001.


News Blog

February 2nd 2016 - Cyrus Phono Signature

When a small company like Cyrus Audio invests precious time and resources into developing a new high performance phono stage, can there be any doubt that the resurgence in vinyl records has some staying power? Unique features include separate configurable input settings for 4 turntables using remote control that not only makes setting up a new cartridge very easy but also allows for some fine tonal adjustment for the vinyl records that need it. More

FCC approved US voltage version available now $2,299. Cyrus Phono Signature

December 3rd 2015 - Trade in your old Ortofon moving coil cartridge and get a new one at half price!

Ortofon's normal moving coil cartridge trade-in program is 25% off MSRP of the new M/C cartridge.
Until the end of December this is doubled to 50%!! Folks this is a great deal!
Example; Cadenza Red cartridge($1,280) with trade-in is now $960 $640!
The perfect opportunity to upgrade (especially if you've had your cartridge for over 5 years!)

  • Trade-in needn't be in working order
  • Ortofon must receive it before shipping the new one
  • New cartridge must be of equal or greater MSRP value than trade-in

November 4th 2015 - High Resolution Streaming

Thinking about getting into high resolution streaming but can't decide how to do it?
Check out kemela's Melco based solutions to get the job done and start to immerse yourself in the fantastic sound that is now possible with digital music. More details about streaming made easy


KEF LS50 limited edition

November 1st 2015 - Gorgeous New LS50 Limited Edition Colors

KEF has just done three special production runs of the popular LS50 speakers.
They continue to be recognized around the world one of the best all round bookshelf speakers available producing an astonishing bass, a midrange of great clarity, big sound stage and a sense of scale few other bookshelf speakers of this size approach.

Order now while stocks last.

More details and larger images

October 14th 2015 - New Chord Product

 Update 10/26 now taking orders for Mojo

Mojo was just launched hours ago at the London Shard. Based on HUGO technology, the game changing $599 Mojo headphone amp/DAC certainly looks intriguing and like all other Chord products is solidly made in aircraft grade aluminum. Chord Mojo
Micro USB and 3.5mm coax are both 768kHz/32 bit. Output power is 720mW into 8 Ohms and 32 mW into 600 Ohms. Battery life upto 10 hours. Pre order availability not yet announced.

October 6th 2015 - Peter Comeau Interview

Quad is known for their current dumping technology introduced with the 405 amplifier in 1975. Its extremely low distortion measurements were over an order of magnitude superior to what was available at the time. My relationship with Quad started age 21 with the purchase of the 44 and 405. Quad Artera is the latest incarnation of this clever technology. More details
Now accepting pre-orders.

October 2nd 2015 - High Quality Streaming

The Melco N1A 4 TB Music Library/Streamer is now on demo at kemela. This excellent sounding product directly connects to either a network player via a dedicated Ethernet port, or to a USB DAC.
It is very easy to use. More details
Melco N1A
The built-in server software lets you organize your music and back-ups are straight forward. The design team has addressed several hardware and software technologies to get lower noise and jitter than what is possible with a dedicated Laptop or PC and the popular NAS drives for comparable cost. No specialist knowledge is required.

July 16th 2015 - Limited Edition "Queen by Rega" Turntable

Rega Research Ltd produces limited edition (fully licensed) Queen by Rega turntable to coincide with Queen's 18 piece 180g vinyl box set to be released September 25th.
Only 2000 tables in total will be made with 200 allocated for the States. Cost is $650 and includes the cartridge. Further details on Rega's website. To avoid disappointment pre-order now! Rega Queen Turntable

June 10th 2015 - New Speaker from Wilson Benesch

The A.C.T. One Evolution has many of the latest engineering break-throughs that distinguishes Wilson Benesch from the usual me-too products.
Wilson Benesch ACT Evolution loudspeaker
In this new addition to the Geometry range, the upper midrange and tweeter housed in the separate volume-optimized upper cabinet is acoustically rolled off for a seamless integration with the lower midrange and bass in the bottom cabinet. The high powered semisphere tweeter is placed at the heart of this midrange formation in a design dubbed "Troika" by Wilson Benesch that was first developed for the flagship Cardinal loudspeaker. With complete control over the motor, voice coil, and unique isotactic cone material (Wilson Benesch has now produced over 30 variants of it's 7" tactic driver) and minimal cross-over design, new levels of coherence are possible. Detail retrieval is among the best as Wilson Benesch's Advanced Composite Technology monocoque cabinets offer industry leading stiffness, dampening, resonance control and signal to noise ratio. Pre-orders are now being taken.

May 21st 2015 - CHORD unveils new reference DAC at Munich Show - Update

The Odyssey continues - Hello Dave.
Chord Electronics DAVE DAC
The name may be ordinary but the product certainly is not.
With massive parallel processing - 166 DSP cores just for the WTA filtering now with 164,000 taps - and new 20-element pulse array DAC and unique second order analog noise shaper, Chord is claiming it is the world's best DAC. Other features include digital preamplifier and advanced headphone output to drive the most difficult headphone impedances. Production ramp up is several months away, probably late fall.
Contact kemela if you want to be notified when orders will be accepted in the fall.
In the meantime the HUGO, HUGO TT, and 2Qute will tide you over with their class beating performance.

April 25th 2015 - Rega wins Queen's Award

Rega Research Ltd is to be congratulated for being awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade. In 2013, Rega celebrated 40 yrs in business and employed 70 people. Now it's 100 supplying 40 countries. With a strong portfolio of high performance well designed products (all made in the UK), global recognition has meant occasional delays in getting product in the U.S.
Book a personal audition for Rega at kemela to hear why Rega is in demand and has deservedly earned this award. Rega is one of the few companies able to provide complete front end to back end perfectly matched analog and digital systems for engaging reproduction at affordable pricing.
There is always excellent support from The Sound Organisation - the U.S. distributors - who make a major contribution to Rega's ongoing success by assisting dealers and keeping, in inventory, a large chunk of the wide range of parts Rega provides for its long life products.
Buying Rega means more than getting a product in a box, especially when the experience is through a specialized independent dealer.
Rega Queens award

March 18th 2015 - Quad ESL 2812 and 2912 are here!!

A small quantity of Quad's highly regarded electrostatic speakers are now available to ship in the US.
kemela has a good deal of experience with these speakers and received endorsements from many delighted customers. Pricing is competitve for a reference level loudspeaker. Call for further information.

March 14th 2015 - New line of turntables at kemela!

After evaluating a number of manufacturers of turntables we are excited to bring Avid HiFi to Atlanta Chord Hugo TT

Avid is a UK company that has grown over 20 years to become globally acknowledged as a leading manufacturer of turntables, phono stages and other electronics. By investing in one of AVID's seriously good tables and starting with an affordable tonearm and cartridge, you can upgrade over time as your vinyl collection grows. AVID tables will accept tonearms from the leading manufactures - and some tables can have two tonearms fitted! For those wanting the most from their vinyl collection, AVID is a great choice that will not break the bank and lets you explore the world of vinyl with a high degree of flexibility. Avid page

Jan 6th 2015 - New product launches at CES !

Chord Electronics

Chord's Hugo TT is a new Table Top version of the fantastic Hugo reference level portable headphone amplifier/DAC. Balanced outputs, full size type B USB sockets, remote control, supercapacitors for bigger power storage are some of it's features: Chord Hugo TT

Chord's 2Qute DAC is essentially a HUGO in a Chordette package: Chord 2Qute
Both of these products are available to preorder now!

November 21st 2014 - Kosmo Vinyl Art Opening!

Vinyl was spinning on a sexy red Rega turntable for guests at Kosmo Vinyl's US debut art exhibition opening, presented by VINSONART, at the award-winning Lightroom in Decatur GA. Kosmo vinyl art
Kosmo's pop art collages were certainly in tune with the stories we got to hear about while Kosmo ingeniously promoted punk bands like The Clash and Ian Dury and the Blockheads in the UK during the tumultuous Thatcher 70s. The show is on until Dec 6th. Further details here: Kosmo Vinyl art.

October 18th 2014 - Hear KEF's The Reference 5 Loudspeaker in Atlanta!

You don't have to travel to the West Coast to hear the latest speakers from KEF. They are right here in Atlanta! KEF The Reference 5 loudspeakers boxed
The Reference 5 Loudspeakers each weigh 150 Lbs but were relatively easy to unbox and set-up once inside. More about these magnificent EISA award winning speakers here: KEF The Reference Review. Order books are filling up fast so book your audition soon!

Sept 29th 2014 - KEF week and the new REGA ELEX-R!

Special KEF 53rd year anniversary pricing on Q300, Q500 and Q700 speakers. We have all of these models on demo and hear them now with the superb new REGA ELEX-R integrated amplifier. More power, more ambient detail, pre-amp out, a worthy upgrade to the award winning Brio-R. No need to wait for the reviews, you will fall in love with the REGA ELEX-R - it's very good.

Aug 13th 2014 - Atlanta Masters of Sound Event

In conjunction with the British Consulate-General Atlanta, kemela hosted a KEF Masters of Sound Event in Atlanta August 13th. The intimate, invite-only event, included audio discussions with legendary producer Ken Scott and live music from Gillan Welch with David Rawlins, and showcased British Heritage audio technology from KEF loudspeakers. Other British Hi-Fi on display inluded REGA Research, Chord Electronics, Chord Company cables, and Quadraspire equipment stands.
Photos from the event

May 15th 2014 - Munich High End Show

New High Tech KEF Reference Series and Blade 2 are unveiled New KEF Reference loudspeakers
Very sharp looking with some very stylish new finishes and brand new technologies. These speakers are available for shipping in a few weeks.
New KEF Blade2 loudspeakers
For those whose rooms could not quite accomodate the Flagship Blade the new KEF Blade 2 is about a 3/4 size Blade and about 3/4 the price. Ships from September.

New Mid Level Elex-R Integrated Amplifier from REGA Research New Elex-R integrated amplifier
This full width 72 watt amp bridges the gap between the Brio-R and Elicit-R.

April 11th 2014 - Tax refund April specials

• Free subwoofers with KEF Q900 and R900 in wall rear home theater systems
• Special pricing on last remaining brand new Quad 12L2 and 22L2 speakers
• Last month for promotional pricing on Chord Hugo headphone amplifier/DAC
• Special launch pricing on new QUAD VENA amplifier/DAC with wireless bluetooth

March 21st 2014 - March Speaker Sales

ONLY THROUGH END OF MARCH:
• 20% off Wharfedale Diamond speakers (except 10.1 and 10.2)
• Free center channel speakers with KEF Q700 and R700 home theater systems and extra satelite speakers with KEF T205 systems
• Special pricing on last remaining brand new Quad 12L2 and 22L2 speakers
• Spendor SA1 with stand ex demo pricing

Jan 8th 2014 - Launced at CES

Chord shows off new HUGO studio quality headphone amplifier with built in DAC. Multiple headphone sockets and RCA outputs(so you can use as a DAC for your main stereo system), convience - 14 hrs operation and built in charger, and spectacular sound from the latest custom FPGA DAC chip handling 384kHz PCM and DSD128 digital extreme definition (DXD) files.

Jan 2nd 2014 - More KEF news

Just received the hot KEF X300A WIRELESS speakers!. Now you can stream via airplay® or DLNA from your computer, or apple/android phone, and create a very high quality and affordable HiFi system.
The multi award-winning LS50 speakers, M500 headphones, and the X300A WIRELESS are all available now at kemela.

 
 
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