Southampton Store Finder

Address

12 Hursley Road
Chandlers Ford
Southampton
SO53 2FU

Tel: 023 8025 2827
Email:

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

Directions
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Parking
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
 

 

Wayne - joined Audio T in 2017
Favourite Album: Pink Floyd-Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Favourite Music: Mostly Rock, Grunge and Metal from bands like Nirvana, Avenged Sevenfold & Black Sabbath but also enjoy the likes of The Kinks & Chris de Burgh
Favourite Movies: The Lost Boys, Terminator Films, Back To The Future Trilogy and Whole Nine Yards
Best Gig: Avenged Sevenfold, Download Festival 2014
First System: Yamaha home cinema system & speaker package
Current System: Arcam FMJ home cinema system, Monitor Audio speakers, Pioneer plasma, XBOX ONE, Naim CD3.5 cd player, Custom Orange Rega RP1 Turntable with NAD phono pre-amp
 

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    Thank you for being here and thank you for having a demonstration area where I was able to listen to a couple of my records. There are very few establishments left now who offer this facility. Please don't change anything! It was also great talking to people who know the product as well!

    Mr Nelson, Southampton - 14th February 2019
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    I have dealt with Southampton Audio T for over 30 years when it was previously Hampshire Audio. Alan has always given me honest advice ensuring I achieve the right sound for my budget. In more recent years John has joined the team and he has been brilliant at helping me to set up my system, always more than happy to offer technical advice. These guys know their products!!

    Mr Martin, Southampton - 09th February 2019
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    Really helpful staff. Glad I found the shop I'm sure to come back.

    Ms Wyatt, Bournemouth - 14th January 2019
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    Cannot fault service in any respect.the installation engineer John could not be anymore helpful. And await for John to help continue to fit more equipment

    Mr Briggs, Southampton - 06th January 2019
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    All good, always considered knowledgeable advice. Will always value the service, product range and pricing.

    Mr Davy, Eastleigh - 09th December 2018
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    I have purchased products from Audio T for many years now and always been impressed with their knowledge. I have recently moved to Poole so sought out my local Audio T branch in Southampton. Alan, John and Wayne provide great experience and are really helpful to ensure you buy the right product to suit your budget and your listening and viewing pleasure. I highly recommend the Audio T and the Southampton team if you are looking at refreshing your home entertainment systems.

    Mr White, Poole - 26th November 2018
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    Excellent.

    Mr Hearn, Southampton - 19th November 2018
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    Alan and the team in Chandlers Ford were unfailingly helpful, lending me demonstration models so that I could try out the equipment in my home. I am not the quickest decision maker and I commend them for their patience

    Mr Warren, Eastleigh - 17th November 2018

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Brands available at our Southampton store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

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

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