Reading Store Finder

Address

4 Queens Walk
Reading
RG1 7QF

Tel: 0118 958 5463
Email:

Contacts: Simon, Gareth and Rob

Opening hours

TEMPORARY OPENING HOURS - OUR STORES IN ENGLAND WILL BE OPENING FROM THE 16TH JUNE

APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.30 to 17.30
Wednesday 9.30 to 17.30
Thursday 9.30 to 17.30
Friday 9.30 to 17.30
Saturday 9.30 to 17.30
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

 

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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    There is nothing quite like the experience of buying new hi-if from a more reputable purveyor of quality audio gear. Audio-T is no exception to the rule. A genuine friendly atmosphere is to be had here and this is very necessary when parting with ones hard-earned folding, especially from this particular wallet!! I soon struck up quite a common ground with my sales man; it was great to come across someone who seemed to share my eclectic taste for music. Nice! The early 2020 Lockdown had put quite a kibosh on their usual approach to a sale but I was booked in for an appointment & they did their utmost to accommodate me, with everyone’s safety in mind. I had already made up my mind before entering the shop what I wanted (it wasn’t a major amount of money) and I believe they knew that too, but that did not distract from the service at all. The real deal. Thanks guys, much appreciated. I shall return...

    Mr Parker, Reading - 04th August 2020
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    Excellent service from Audio T when purchasing a Rega Planar 2 turntable. Gareth at the Reading store could not be more helpful, a great demo and no pushy sales talk. Would definitely use again.

    Mr Handover, Reading - 27th July 2020
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    I have been visiting and on the odd occasion making various purchases from Audio-T in Reading for a few years now. Usually it has been the thoroughly knowledgeable Simon who guides me along. What a salesman who knows more of what I am after than myself in replacing my long owned turntable, speakers, amplifiers and cartridges. My most recent purchase was a new Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge and replacement cables for the Tone Arm Head for my old JA Michell turntables tone arm. I cannot review the cartridge as I gave my old system to my son and have not heard it so far. However he does rate it very much. On this occasion Gareth assisted me in making the choice for the Ortofon alongside Rob who guided me to the MM cartridge instead of a MC cartridge it replaces. Also Gareth was able to locate the cables I needed for the tone arm from the Brighton store which took a lot of time and effort on his part I am sure. A great team in Reading and I will be back soon - although this time I might consult my better half. Cheers guys - Mike

    Mr Evans, Reading - 26th July 2020
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    The guys took the time to get the kit I was interested in from another store and took whatever time I asked to allow me to listen to my sample tracks. They happily recommended alternatives to allow me to get a sense of what delighted me. I happily made a purchase after a couple of hours in their demo room. Thanks guys - would be very happy to return in future!

    Mr Goslin, Reading - 14th April 2020
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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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Brands available at our Reading store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

  • Acoustic EnergyTom EvansPrimareMeze AudioSolidSteelTechnics
  • ISOL-8 TeknologiesGold NoteKlipschJERN LoudspeakersAudiolabAudioquest
  • Audio TechnicaAURALiCArcamB&WChord CompanyChord Electronics
  • CyrusDenonDynaudioDynavectorFocalKEF
  • LinnMarantzMonitor AudioNaimNeat AcousticsNovaFidelity
  • Ophidian AudioPanasonicPioneerPMCProjectQuad
  • Naim UnitiRegaRELRotelRuark AudioSonos
  • SpendorYamaha

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