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 half a century 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 50 years individually, but have 50 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 half century! 

Alan, John and new boy Wayne!

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: My Universe by The Shires
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 UDP411, DV29 and AVR850 with Monitor Audio speaker package plus 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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    Always helpful, never pushy. Recently bought from them again, excellent as always.

    Mr Hall, Southampton - 17th June 2019
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    What a pleasant atmosphere. as I walked In the shop. The staff were very friendly and professional. I took in my old Riga turntable for an overhaul and check up. Alan explained what they would do. So I left it with him. The next day, Alan rang, the Riga turntable was ready. I picked it up the same day. They only charged me for the parts, the labour was free! I am going to change my hi-fi and home cinema systems, hopefully. I know where I’ll be going.

    Mr Mars, Southampton - 08th June 2019
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    Helpful service, good advice, exactly what you want!

    Mr Burnham, Fordingbridge - 04th June 2019
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    As expected from previous dealings with Audio T Southampton, nothing but positives to say for these guys. Professional,courteous and knowledgeable, they knew what I was looking for and expediated the process of p/xing and purchase. Many thanks.

    Mr Havercroft, Southampton - 30th May 2019
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    Brilliant, great service with great product knowledge. Highly recommend.

    Mr Grossert, Romsey - 15th April 2019
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    I have been purchasing various items from Audio T Chandlers Ford for several years and have always found them very helpful and would not hesitate in recommending them or using them again.

    Mr Collings, Southampton - 28th March 2019
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    Great service. They were prepared to rig up exactly the combo I was looking for and allowed a long audition. Knowledgeable and helpful staff all round and I would not hesitate to recommend Audio T.

    Mr Graney, Salisbury - 17th March 2019
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    Always return to the Southampton branch for all my Hi-Fi needs and upgrades. All the staff are great and very helpful nothing is too much trouble. Recommend this store to everyone.

    Mr Parker, Waterlooville - 27th February 2019

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Brands available at our Southampton 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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