Southampton Store Finder


12 Hursley Road
Chandlers Ford
SO53 2FU

Tel: 023 8025 2827

Contacts: Alan, John and Wayne

Opening hours



Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday Closed


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

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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: 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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    Excellent advice and service. Alan set up the equipment I had in mind alongside a comparable system of his recommendation. The difference was so obvious that I had no difficulty in taking his advice and am absolutely delighted with the results. For not much more money I now have hi fi that sounds as though the instruments and singers are actually in the room. First class professional service.

    Mr Marshall, Winchester - 01st September 2020
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    Excellent service!! Highly recommended!! Don't go anywhere else!!

    Mr Austin, Ashurst - 26th August 2020
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    Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service from Audio T in Chandlers Ford. Happily arranged a demo for me in the listening room at the back of the shop, and then quickly supplied a Rega Brio amp for me. Now on the hunt for loudspeakers and once again nothing seems to much trouble for these guys regarding shipping speakers in from other stores for a demo. The shop itself is packed full of a fabulous range of hifi products...well worth a visit.

    Mr Di Pietro, Salisbury - 17th August 2020
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    Great service. Polite and helpful. During COVID-19, the team provided an upgrade with alternative speakers when the ones on order stopped being made. Much appreciated! Thank you.

    Ms Tumelty, Chandlers Ford - 17th August 2020
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    Over a period of some months I had several demonstrations and several fairly lengthy conversations with John and Alan at Audio T Chandlers Ford. They were knowledgeable, informative, friendly and extremely helpful. They gave me a lot of very good advice and I am delighted with the set up I now have. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Mr Storm, Southampton - 08th August 2020
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    Professional and friendly staff, willing to go that extra mile to satisfy the customer. I am very happy with the service received, and how they managed to promptly rectify a wrong turntable model sent by Rega, without a significant delay of the order. Warmly recommend Audio T!

    Mr Craciun, Allbrook - 08th August 2020
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    Very helpful in chandlers ford, helped me find the right product

    Mr Spedding, Ampfield - 03rd August 2020
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    Alan, the manager at Chandler's Ford, was so helpful in facilitating the repair by the manufacturer of a unit that was bought from another dealer some years ago.There was always a prompt response to emailed queries. The supply and delivery of the Denon system went without a hitch. The subsequent sale of the repaired unit was made easily. I'm so very appreciative of all that attention.

    Mr Bryant, Midhurst - 27th April 2020

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Brands available at our Southampton store:

View our ex-demo and clearance items

  • Acoustic EnergyTom EvansPrimareMeze AudioSolidSteelTechnics
  • ISOL-8 TeknologiesGold NoteKlipschJERN LoudspeakersAudiolabAudioquest
  • Audio TechnicaAURALiCArcamB&WChord CompanyChord Electronics
  • CyrusDenonDynaudioDynavectorFocalKEF
  • LinnMarantzMonitor AudioNaimNeat AcousticsNovaFidelity
  • Ophidian AudioPanasonicPioneerPMCProjectQuad
  • Naim UnitiRegaRELRotelRuark AudioSonos
  • SpendorYamaha

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