Southampton Store Finder


12 Hursley Road
Chandlers Ford
SO53 2FU

Tel: 023 8025 2827

Contacts: Alan, John and Wayne

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

Welcome to Audio T - Southampton

TEL - 023 8025 2827 /

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 a 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 48 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 48 years individually, but have 48 years experience here 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 48 years! 

Alan and John  

N.B. We are pleased to partnering with our 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


Directions & parking

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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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    Excellent service delivered promptly, kept in touch throughout. First Class prompt installation nothing too much trouble even updating my existing Naim software. Integrated Uniti Star with my existing equipment and left me with a superb sound.This is my second product from Audio T and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Rarely does service exceed expectations the way this did.

    Mr Delacour, Lymington - 23rd September 2018
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    The service from Audio T in Chandlers Ford is second to none. The staff there are so very helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Led by Alan they are an excellent team and I highly recommend them.

    Mr Tilt, Romsey - 14th September 2018
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    Alan could not have been more patient and helpful in enabling me to reach a decision on whether to replace my Cyrus CD player with the CDT and p/e my Cyrus Stream XA for a Cyrus DAC. As a result of demos comparing and contrasting my gear, including old speakers, with new equipment, decided to just to replace the CD player. It was suggested the greatest improvement I could make would be to invest in Chord speaker cables. Wow, was he right. Transformational. Thank you Alan.

    Mr Browne, Salisbury - 12th September 2018
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    Excellent advice and service as usual. Always friendly and helpful. I have been a customer for many years.

    Mr Fairweather, Romsey - 10th September 2018
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    Great service from Alan as usual. Could not ask for better!

    Mr Tanswell, Poole - 10th August 2018
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    What a great shop, nothing is too much trouble from listening to demo kit in the Chandlers Ford shop to advising which kit to purchase and working out a full upgrade plan for my AV system. My thanks to John who has spent so much time and patience with me to ensure I was happy with my purchase. No pushy salesmen either just good unbiased advice, fantastic.

    Mr Gomer, Southampton - 30th July 2018
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    We received excellent service from Audio T although we were buying from the budget range. Setting up in the listening room was easily achieved and the demo was not rushed giving us time to really listen carefully and make an informed decision.

    Mr Tomkins, Eastleigh - 29th July 2018
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    Top lads, always helpful and know what you need to have, always willing to go the extra mile with customer service! Always highly recommended to everyone I know! The million pound team!

    Mr Trenchard, Eastleigh - 16th July 2018

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Brands available at our Southampton store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

  • PrimareMeze AudioSolidSteelAudiolabAudioquestAudio Technica
  • AURALiCArcamB&WChord CompanyChord ElectronicsCyrus
  • DenonDynaudioDynavectorFocalKEFLinn
  • MarantzMonitor AudioNaimNeat AcousticsNovaFidelityOphidian Audio
  • PanasonicPioneerPMCProjectQuadNaim Uniti
  • RegaRELRotelRuark AudioSonosSpendor
  • Yamaha

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