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 9:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30
Thursday 9:30 - 17:30
Friday 9:30 - 17:30
Saturday 9:30 - 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 compliment 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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    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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    I was looking for a complete new system, including multi-room. The entire team in Reading were very good at knowledgeably steering me through a number of options, and patiently allowing me to compare and contrast a multitude of permutations. Simon was good at knowing when to push me towards a decision (otherwise I'd probably still be there making comparisons!). I'm delighted with the system I've ended up with - more expensive than I perhaps intended at the start, but I never felt under any pressure to do anything other than buy what I wanted. It was a really enjoyable buying experience, and I feel confident I made a good decision - very much helped by the knowledgeable Reading team and their ability to guide me through a comparison process that I was quite unfamiliar with. Thank you!

    Mr Berman, Caversha, - 29th May 2019
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    Helpful and patient staff demonstrated the Brio amp with a few different speakers, and a range of my own CDs and vinyl albums, but I was unable to find the sound I was looking for. However they let me take the amp home for the weekend to try with my own speakers and it was a good match, so thanks to them I'm now a happy bunny.

    Mr Corbett, Bracknell - 16th May 2019
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    The sales assistant had no hesitation in recommending the Rega deck as a replacement for my NAD 5120. We had one amusing moment when the salesman tried to sell me some interconnects before remembering they are already included and captive on the Rega. We chuckled over that one. Very knowledgeable staff who are very friendly and customer focused.

    Mr Rapley, Reading - 26th April 2019
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    Great service.

    Mr Lukowiec, Brentford - 18th March 2019
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    If you plan to spend some serious money on Hi-Fi components, it pays to seek out a retailer with a wide range of quality products that they are happy to demonstrate, in ideal surroundings, backed up by expert knowledge and advice that is in your best interests as a customer. Audio T in Reading fully meet this requirement, with friendly, knowledgeable and patient assistance from Simon and Gareth. You won't be pressured into buying something that you can't afford or that isn't quite what you had in mind, but you might well be surprised to find that your budget will stretch to something more capable or more exciting than you had imagined possible. Highly recommended!

    Mr Nunn, Reading - 17th March 2019
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    Even though my purchase was miniscule, great service, very quick with the order.

    Mr West, Reading - 02nd March 2019
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    The level of knowledge and experience of the staff was impressive. Couldn't fault them. Would strongly recommend Audio T to anyone.

    Mr Want, Reading - 22nd February 2019

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Brands available at our Reading store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

  • Tom EvansPrimareMeze AudioSolidSteelTechnicsISOL-8 Teknologies
  • AudiolabAudioquestAudio TechnicaAURALiCArcamB&W
  • Chord CompanyChord ElectronicsCyrusDenonDynaudioDynavector
  • FocalKEFLinnMarantzMonitor AudioNaim
  • Neat AcousticsNovaFidelityOphidian AudioPanasonicPioneerPMC
  • ProjectQuadNaim UnitiRegaRELRotel
  • Ruark AudioSonosSpendorYamaha

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