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.
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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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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'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's 2Qute DAC is essentially a HUGO in a Chordette package:
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'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!
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
Very sharp looking with some very stylish new finishes and brand new technologies. These speakers are available for shipping in a few weeks.
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
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.
Nov 27th 2013 - KEF news
LS50 wins Stereophile budget product of the year and overall product of the year to add to the 17 awards from 10 countries it has already collected!
Supply will be gone in days order yours today! Hear them in Atlanta only at kemela.
Superb award-winning M500 headphones now available for audition.
Nov 9th 2013 - Quad is back!
Most Quad products, including the latest ESL-2812 and ESL-2912 electrostatic speakers and the brilliant QSP stereo amplifier and QMP mono-block amplifiers are now available from kemela.
The reviews are good, the quality is much improved, and Quad keeps its niche in great sounding well-priced products.
Oct 3rd 2013 - Review Round-Up
Wharfedale's Diamond 10.7 loudspeakers are reviewed in the October edition of Stereophile.
"I was smitten by the perfectly crisp detail and transients, the warm midrange timbres, the clean, clear bass. Overall this is excellent measured performance for the price."
Also in the same issue regarding the Wharfedale's Diamond 10.1s... "The Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 remains my favorite affordable stand-mounted loudspeaker".
The larger 10.2s are even better value and all three can be compared at kemela.
We can put together a much better sounding system with these Wharfedales than those from big box stores for those wanting to get into HiFi on a budget.
Wharfedale's Jade line of higher performance speakers is the perfect upgrade from the Diamond series.
The Chordette Toucan is a headphone amp with built in DAC, two headphone sockets, and both balanced and unbalanced inputs.
It is small enough to quite portable and is perfect for out of town business trips partnered with a good pair of headphones.
Pro Audio web blog's positive review wrote..."the only headphone amp you'll ever need"
Chord has also been getting great reviews for it's latest mark II amplifiers.
Esteemed music magazine Gramophone liked Primare's DAC30 "This is a DAC designed to play music and do all the hi-fi stuff as foundation to what's being played and not a distraction from it".
The full review can be found on Primare's website.
DACs are available at relatively low cost but the more expensive ones still sound considerably better.
Sept 12th 2013
Ray Dolby, inventor of Dolby noise reduction died today. Calibrating Dolby levels for reel to reel and cassette tape was my introduction to audio calibration.
Adjusting bias, equalization, record and play back levels for various tape brands gave me a hands-on feel for non-linearity and transfer functions in general
and how the shape of these functions affected sound reproduction. Certainly Dolby B was a milestone in my audio adventure and I'm grateful to Ray for that.
Listening to one of my own cassette tape compilations made in the late 70s on a recent road trip was thoroughly entertaining.
Not just for my own experimental variable level recording and double Dolby encoding which enhanced the emotional impact of climaxes in songs like Moody Blues "Nights in White Satin"
(partly because of the induced over-the-top recording level distortion) but from the choices of romantic popular music in my cross-faded selection.
Who was that first year university student with romance on his mind? Was that really me?
Our personal music collection is more than entertainment for the present moment. It's about fashion, society, what was going on in our lives at the time; and something that in the future, when we look back and connect to a younger version of ourselves, can be powerfully evocative.
Sept 1st 2013
Wilson Benesch launches new Square 5 loudspeaker.
Bass is enhanced by a powerful isobarik stacked pair driver alignment built into the substantial 15Kg machined aluminum base foot.
This elegant 44" tall cabinet is only 8" wide and 10" deep and comes with the luxurious wood finishes that Wilson Benesch is known for as standard.
U.S pricing to be announced shortly.
August 22nd 2013
kemela plans, designs, codes, and maintains its website 'in house' and is proud to release stage 1 of this new version.
It is now much easier to find products and navigate the website: just click the 'click to find gear' on the left and you will see!
More 'list pricing' is in place. I hope you like the changes.
There are five new Rega products on demo - the improvements are big and again we are reminded just how good Rega has become at offering outstanding sound at an affordable price.
The new Ear headphone amp and Aria phonostage are great but I'm most excited by the eagerly awaited Elicit-R integrated amplifier. This captivating amplifier is very addictive and has
kept me up late at night for several nights in a row. If you are looking to take the next step from an entry level amplifier you must hear this amp.
Rega is far more than just turntables - although we do now happen to also have the RP6 and RP8 turntables. The sonic improvements achieved in these tables using Rega's philosphy,
and hand-assembled bearings, is undeniable.
Best selling speakers over the past few months has been KEF: particularly the R300,
LS50 (even more awards) and X300A audiophile powered desktop speakers.
Wharfedale's Diamond 10 series continues to be a solid performer.
There has been increasing interest in Cyrus Audio products across the board but particularly the digital products.
Cyrus has released 2nd generation streamers, CD players and the latest optional internal DAC upgrades for the integrated amplifiers are now 24/192.
Cyrus components and KEF speakers work well together. Several customers have upgraded from their initial components.
The product with the most on-line chat is the QuteHD DAC from Chord Electronics.
kemela has recommended this product from the outset and it has deservedly received widespread acclaim.
On the other end of the scale I've been delighted with the improvements to Chord's high power amplifiers making them even more transparent and responsive.
Many of the "numbers" in HiFi are of limited value - particularly in speakers - and for speakers that are harder to drive the benefits of the powerful Chord amps are easily appreciated.