Reading Store Finder

Address

4 Queens Walk
Reading
RG1 7QF

Tel: 0118 958 5463
Email:

Contacts: Simon, Gareth and Rob

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

 





 

Welcome to Audio T - Reading

TEL - 0118 958 5463 /

Situated near the very centre of Reading, our store first opened its doors way back in 1974 under the name of Reading Cassette & Hi-Fi. Audio T took over the business, with Simon Walker as the new manager, in 1996.
 
Our focus and passion has always been, and will remain, predominately music (2 channel), concentrating on the new technologies such as audio streaming, high resolution audio and storage advice, as well as the more traditional vinyl and CD based systems up to and including the high end.
 
We have an enviable reputation in turntable set-up and service especially, but not exclusively, of Linn LP12s, Well Tempered and Rega turntables along with a range of cartridges to complement them.
 
With one of the nicest Hi-Fi demonstration rooms in the business, (as our suppliers and customers keep telling us) why not join us in a nice hot beverage and your favourite music and discover why we love doing what we do so much?
 
Our strength lies in ‘system building’. We aim to enable our customers to realise the greatest performance from their investment through our deep understanding of the products we carry, building quality systems at all cost levels.
 
We regularly welcome customers from Basingstoke, Bracknell, Camberley, Henley-On-Thames, Newbury, Thatcham, Wallingford, Wokingham and South Oxfordshire in store.
 

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Directions & parking

Directions

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Parking

Car parking at Broad St Mall, above the store.

We'll Pay Your Parking Fees

With increased pressure to park in and around town these days we hope this will be a small but useful service that will encourage you to visit us. If you come into the store and buy something we will reimburse your parking fees. To claim your refund you MUST ask the salesperson before you make payment and we will credit against your purchase.

Meet the team

Simon - joined Audio T in 1990
Favourite Bands: Hendrix, Zeppelin, Dylan, Neil Young, Tull, Genesis, Nick Cave, Richard Thompson, Stones, etc, etc...
Favourite Album: Axis Bold As Love, Jimi Hendrix
Best Gig:
Genesis at Frejus open air amphiteater, South France, 1982
Favourite Movie: Kill Bill 1 and 2
First System: Pioneer PL514 turntable with Ortofon FF15E cartridge, Pioneer SX450 receiver and Tangent TM1 loudspeakers.
Current System: Well Tempered Versalex/Dynavector DRT-XV1t, Tom Evans Vibe pre-amp, Groove SRX phonostage and Linear A power amp, Rega Isis CD Player, Audio Note AN-E SPe HE loudspeakers

 

Rob - joined Audio T in February 2019
Favourite Bands: Hendrix, Brand X, early Roxy Music, Toots & The Maytals, Eno, David Sylvian, Massive Attack, Groove Armada, Stones, Nitin Sawnhey, Lee"Scratch" Perry and much, much more!
Favourite Albums: Axis Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix, For your pleasure - Roxy Music
Best Gig: Bob Marley, London Lyceum Ballroom 1975
Favourite Movie: Bladerunner
First System: Trio KD1033B with Ortofon FF15E cartridge, Trio KA1500 and Celestion Ditton 15 speakers
Current System: Michell Gyrodec SE/Tecno arm + linear power supply, Denon 103R MC, Classe CAP 151, Dynaudio Contour 1.8 mk2, Isotec Power regulation, Meridian dac and music streaming currently via Audirvana
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    Great service as always from all the guys at Reading, nothing seems to be too much trouble and they have an incredible enthusiasm for the equipment and the music.

    Mr Conn, Reading - 06th April 2020
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    Gareth at Reading was real great with steering my nicely through adding a NA NAP250-DR power amp and Wireworld block. Even if you audition in-store, you can never really tell exactly how things will perform in your own listening environment, although in my many years experience of Naim it never proves disappointing when upgrading as they suggest. He provided me with the confidence to increase my system investment by 50% more just for the power section, adding this to a Nova / Core / Spendor A4 combo. Enough confidence to change course from ex-demo to new. I needn’t have worried as it now sounds much more ‘grown up’, much better across dynamic ranges, tighter, more open etc.

    Mr Humphries, Bath - 02nd April 2020
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    The service was excellent, very focussed. I ended up with sound I wanted and cut box count.

    Mr Hall, Reading - 28th March 2020
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    Very happy with my new speakers, stands and audio streamer. I was given great advice and assistance throughout the transaction and will definitely be going back for future goodies.

    Mr Fuller, Ascot - 12th January 2020
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    Just a note to say I was Incredibly impressed and grateful for the skill and help shown by Simon at Reading today. I had turned up with a defective cartridge and an embarrassingly poor attempt at fitting it and left with an accurate diagnosis of the trouble, advice and grounds for a refund, a fitted replacement and a system which when I returned home sounded a spectacular upgrade. Could not have been better service. Very much appreciated.

    Mr Judd, Basingstoke - 17th December 2019
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    I received exceptional support from Simon Walker and the team at Audio T Reading. Selecting the appropriate system for the specific room felt much closer to being mentored than being sold to. The Audio Note system is so detailed, seeking out what was recorded well. It is like discovering my vinyl collection all over again. Five stars are simply not enough!

    Mr Points, Reading - 09th December 2019
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    Hugely knowledgeable, experienced and appropriately opinionated - just what you need when splashing the cash so as to not cock-up your hard earned spending decisions.

    Mr Young, Wokingham - 12th November 2019
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    Good guidance and advice for a walk-in. Recommendation to upgrade to the larger amp was wise. Let me audition without booking too, which was nice as they had a booking due in at roughly the time I was there.

    Mr Batten, Alton - 03rd June 2019

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Brands available at our Reading store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

  • Acoustic EnergyTom EvansPrimareMeze AudioSolidSteelTechnics
  • ISOL-8 TeknologiesGold NoteAudiolabAudioquestAudio TechnicaAURALiC
  • ArcamB&WChord CompanyChord ElectronicsCyrusDenon
  • DynaudioDynavectorFocalKEFLinnMarantz
  • Monitor AudioNaimNeat AcousticsNovaFidelityOphidian AudioPanasonic
  • PioneerPMCProjectQuadNaim UnitiRega
  • RELRotelRuark AudioSonosSpendorYamaha

Registered office: 19 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HS