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Welcome to Audio T - Southampton

TEL - 023 8025 2827 / Email us

1969 was a year to remember. Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon. Concorde and the Boeing 747 flew for the first time. Stateside an audience of 400,000 gathered for the music festival at Woodstock. Back home Monty Python was first aired and Led Zeppelin's first album was released. As if all this wasn't enough a new hi-fi store named Hampshire Audio opened in Chandlers Ford.

In 1999 Hampshire Audio joined Audio T and 45 years after first opening we are still here with the same goal of providing hi-fi systems capable of enhancing the enjoyment of music at home. The only difference now is that we also offer CD, streaming plus multiroom audio and home cinema as well as the de facto hi-fi medium of choice in 1969, the 12” LP.

John and I haven't notched up the full 45 years, but have well over 35 years experience between us. We are happy to play music or movies for you in our demonstration room. Home visits to plan projects, for home dems, or to install and set up systems aren't a problem. We also offer home loans of products, be it interconnects and cables, or speakers and electronics. You can be confident of making the right choice with our assistance.

We both look forward to seeing you in store soon. Here's to the next 45 years!

Alan and John  

N.B. We are pleased to partnering with a new local independent record store, Hundred Records. Why not give them a spin! Check them out on Record Store Day! Or come and play your new vinyl purchases on one of our excellent record players.

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Or see what the whole group are listening to here



12 Hursley Road
SO53 2FU

Tel: 023 8025 2827

Contacts: Alan and John

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed

Evening demos by appointment

Directions & parking

Download instructions on how to find the store by clicking here . The instructions will open in Adobe pdf format.

There is a free car park in front of the shop.

Meet the team

Alan - joined Audio T in 1986
Favourite album: Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
Favourite music: a wide range spanning the alphabet from Adams (Ryan not Bryan!) to Zappa including Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Steve Earle, Leonard Cohen,
Spirit, Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp, John Prine, etc, etc...
Best gig: difficult to choose but probably Bob Dylan and friends at Wembley Stadium 1984 or The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band reunion 2007
Favourite movies: One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Life of Brian, The Ladykillers (the original), The Seven Year Itch, A Shot in the Dark
First system: the then obligatory Garrard SP25 MkII (for those old enough to remember!) with Shure M75ED cartridge, Goodmans 4040 amplifier and Wharfedale
Linton 2 kit speakers at age 14 because I couldn't put up with my Dad's music centre any longer!
Current system: always evolving but currently Linn LP12, Cyrus and Sonos electronics and Focal Electra BE speakers

John - joined Audio T in 2000
Favourite album: Queen Greatest Hits 2
Favourite music: a very wide range of music from Christian Rock, Classic rock to cheesy 80's with a bit of Country thrown in on the side
Favourite movies: Star Trek, Enemy at the Gates, Blades of Glory, Love Actually
Best gig: My other passion is live sound engineering so I do a lot of gigs. However my favorite gig would have to be Dreamtheatre live at the Carling Apollo.
First system: Goodmans amp, Mission 77 speakers, Arcam Alpha 7SE CD player
Current system: Arcam FMJ home cinema system with Focal Electra BE speaker package and Pioneer plasma and XBox 360


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    Always a pleasure to deal with the guys at Audio T. Thanks for the great advice from true enthusiasts who really know their subject.

    Mr Cranfield, Andover - 11th October 2016
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    Excellent advice and service, very happy with Project RCM.

    Mr Meredith, Winchester - 06th October 2016
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    Alan and John of Audio T, Southampton made the whole selection and purchasing experience a genuine pleasure. From their welcome after a gap of so many years, through hours of debate, equipment loans, auditions. So knowledgeable and helpful. I really can't praise them enough. Thanks.

    Mr Medley, Lee-On-The-Solent - 09th September 2016
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    A fantastic experience! Knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. I went with a shopping list of various components for a brand new set-up. Talking through what I wanted from the set-up, including the physical environment, my tastes and budget, I was treated to several demos of varying combinations. This meant when I got it all home I got exactly what I wanted out of my listening experience. Prices were very competitive compared to internet stockists but a process I couldn't have gone through without the interaction and physical demos in store. Pay these guys a visit and enjoy the experience.

    Mr Arden, Salisbury - 29th August 2016
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    Very helpful staff. Explained everything from start to finish and always had time to spend with me to make sure I was happy.

    Mr Webster, Weymouth - 08th August 2016
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    Nothing was too much trouble - friendly, efficient service. Lots of useful advice given which was very much appreciated. All was set up for me, time taken to do so not being a problem. Extremely satisfied. No hesitation in recommending Audio T. Many thanks to everyone at Chandler's Ford, Southampton Audio T.

    Mr Bond, Eastleigh - 08th August 2016
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    Great service, helped a great deal in letting us listen to the new speakers and even listen to our old speakers in comparison. Would always recommend trying this shop before going anywhere else.

    Mr Clarke, Southampton - 13th July 2016
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    Amazing service from the team at the Southampton branch! Would definitely recommend and will use again. Really happy with my new Rega turntable, amp and B&W speakers!

    Mr Barrett, Southampton - 05th July 2016

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Brands available at our Southampton store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

  • AnthemArcamAudiolabAudioquestB&WChord Company
  • Chord ElectronicsCyrusDenonDynaudioDynavectorFocal
  • KEFLinnMarantzMonitor AudioNaimNeat Acoustics
  • NovaFidelityOphidian AudioPanasonicPioneerPMCProject
  • QuadRegaRELRuark AudioSonosSpendor
  • Yamaha

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