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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 bought from Cash Converters, 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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    The service was second to none. Having used other dealers in Southampton over the years, what I got here was something that stood out. To allow me to take a couple of amps to home demo as I couldn't decide in store was a defining gesture. Many thanks Alan and John I'll be seeing you guys again.

    Mr Willoughby, Southampton - 02nd February 2016
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    Personal to the home.

    Mr Dunlop, Eastleigh - 25th January 2016
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    Totally excellent. Alan took time out to test an old but good MC cartridge for me and identify a new turntable at a less than ruinous price to get it back into service. Champions of real music deserve our support.

    Mr Haswell, Andover - 21st January 2016
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    Always had no problems when auditioning or buying from this company. Always friendly keeping me up to date with new releases etc.

    Mr Bradley, Eastleigh - 21st January 2016
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    Possibly my best experience. I was amazed at the service provided which put a smile on my face for the rest of the day!

    Mr Leonard, Fordingbridge - 20th January 2016
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    Superb service as always! I would not use any other Hi-Fi dealer! Alan and John are fantastic!

    Mr Bushell, Eastleigh - 18th January 2016
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    This was my second time at Audio T in Chandlers Ford (Southampton) and the service was excellent, with the chatty, knowledgeable staff sharing their experience and making me feel very welcome despite my purchase being relatively inexpensive in comparison to the bulk of their stock. When my items were rung up the sales assistant made sure that they went through in the correct order to secure maximum discount, something I hadn't even considered when I walked through the door. And when my order arrived I was notified promptly, so absolutely no complaints about this thoroughly enjoyable shopping experience.

    Mr Gibbins, Lymington - 06th January 2016
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    The usual excellent service.

    Mr Shone, Salisbury - 06th January 2016

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Brands available at our Southampton store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

  • DenonArcamAudiolabB&WChord CompanyChord Electronics
  • CyrusDynaudioDynavectorFocalKEFLinn
  • MarantzMonitor AudioNaimPanasonicPioneerPMC
  • ProjectQuadRegaRELSonosSpendor
  • Ruark AudioYamahaAnthemAudioquestNeat AcousticsNovaFidelity

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