Southampton Store Finder


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

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 advice and service from Audio T in Chandlers Ford, if they stocked the Rega Brio amp I may have walked out with that too!

    Mr Baker, Gosport - 13th May 2018
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    I have a had a few dealings with Audio T at Chandlers Ford, Southampton, when choosing and buying a Rega Planar 3, needing some warranty work on the deck, then more recently auditioning a P6 and RP10. Alan and John were always helpful and did not put any pressure on me to buy when I spent a couple of weeks making a decision. I took away a Rega RP10/Apheta 2 and was given a very fair price when bought with the Aria phono stage. I am big on service, especially when things go wrong, so I was really pleased with the help I got when the arm on my P3 needed replacing and it was sorted within a few days. The premises is not fancy or grand but is stacked with kit and functional, with easy parking.

    Mr Beard, Wimborne - 04th May 2018
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    Alan and John's experience and knowledge found the sound I am looking for and exceeded my expectations. Music is a joyful experience for me. Music is akin to tension and release with emotional involvement amongst story telling. Thank you for your kindness. Brian

    Mr Lawson, Southampton - 10th March 2018
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    Helpful advice on the phone and in shop, they always seem be more than happy to help

    Mr Brown, Eastleigh - 22nd February 2018
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    Excellent as always.

    Mr Blackwell, Eastleigh - 16th February 2018
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    Audio T, and in particular Alan at the Southampton store, gave me excellent support in purchasing a replacement for my elderly Leak 2000 amplifier, which had finally died. I had done my research and decided that a Rega Brio was what I wanted and that it was the best that I could afford. Alan accepted my decision and did not try to sell me something else. Although he did not have an amplifier at Southampton, he quickly got one from another store and emailed me as soon as it was available for collection. When I got to the store we quickly started talking about hifi in general and speakers in particular. I was impressed by his breadth and depth of knowledge - and nearly walked out without my Rega Brio as a result! I shall certainly be back at Audio T next time I want to add to my hifi setup.

    Mr Jordan, Woking - 09th February 2018
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    A local shop with good advice and service.

    Mr Anderson, Chandlers Ford - 26th January 2018
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    Alan at Chandlers Ford set up my Linn Sondek LP12 at a very reasonable price (apart from the totally ludicrous price that Linn charge for a drive belt but this is outside Audio T's control). Following the set up, the turntable sounds much better. They also supplied an AT95 cartridge which, when fitted with a Paratrace stylus sounds wonderful. Good, friendly service. I have used Audio T for the best part of 40 years and that says a lot about the company.

    Mr Marsh, Andover - 22nd January 2018

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Brands available at our Southampton store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

  • AudiolabAudioquestAudio TechnicaAURALiCArcamB&W
  • Chord CompanyChord ElectronicsCyrusDenonDynaudioDynavector
  • FocalKEFLinnMarantzMonitor AudioNaim
  • Neat AcousticsNovaFidelityOphidian AudioPanasonicPioneerPMC
  • ProjectQuadNaim UnitiRegaRELRotel
  • Ruark AudioSonosSpendorYamaha

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