Welcome to Audio T Southampton

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 the 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 more than 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.
Wayne and I haven't notched up the full 52 years, but have well over 35 years experience 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 50 years!
Alan and 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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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


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

What our customers say

  • Very helpful, good service from Southampton with good advice and communication. Thanks to you both !
    Bartram S - 14th April 2022
  • Just a big thanks to Alan at Audio T Chandlers Ford. As a newcomer to quality hi-fi he was brilliant in showing me the ropes and his recommendations were spot on. Top quality service.
    Cavalla M - 11th April 2022
  • Southampton store is a friendly place with two very knowledgeable staff members who have helped me greatly
    Patrick finlay - 19th March 2022
  • First class service as always.
    Ian C - 6th March 2022
  • As always great service
    Blackwell P - 4th March 2022
  • I've had nothing but great service from Audio T in Chandler's Ford.
    Grieve T - 8th February 2022
  • Very happy with the recent purchase from Alan at AudioT in Southampton. Cyrus i9 XR amplifier!!!
    Angel C - 26th January 2022
  • Excellent firm Audio T. They provided good advice enabling me to select a great replacement audio amplifier. Nice to deal with, good range and competitive prices. Plus a convenient shop, so I could buy in person.
    Robison D - 17th January 2022
  • As a long standing customer for decades, I have always found Alan to friendly and helpful with sound advice
    Mark M - 10th January 2022
  • Excellent service from Alan and Wayne at Audio T Chandlers Ford.
    Roberts C - 8th January 2022
  • I have always received excellent service from Audio T, Southampton. Alan and his team have always answered all my queries in a friendly and professional manner over many years.
    Dennis S - 5th January 2022
  • I have been using Audio T in Chandlers Ford for over 35 years.
    Arnell - 31st December 2021
  • Great demonstration of products available. No sales pressure. Helpful and friendly.
    Martin - 27th December 2021
  • Very helpful
    Satisfied Customer - 13th December 2021
  • Great service from the Southampton team and managed to get the amp quickly even got home delivery , what more could you want.
    Harris P - 14th November 2021
  • An excellent service, thank you Audio T. We were left alone to listen (mostly) it felt a bit strange having to ask to switch between products, but very satisfied with the purchase.
    Julian Whitehead - 13th September 2021
  • Superb service as always from Alan in the Southampton store
    White S - 10th September 2021
  • Excellent Alan was a star,and the NDX2 sounds superb
    Jones D - 13th August 2021
  • I would recommend Audi-T very highly to anyone. Helpful, excellent knowledge of all products, professional and not intent on selling additional items to those you want. I rate them 10 out of 10.
    Campbell P - 9th August 2021
  • Brilliant service - even under lockdown! Very friendly and helpful.
    David H - 17th May 2021
  • First class
    Blackman S - 7th May 2021
  • Could not have been happier with the quality of service, advice or helpfulness of the staff
    Mason S - 3rd May 2021
  • Took advantage of the Southampton store which is close to my home. Service was very good and prompt and pick up in these restricted times was very efficient with a friendly welcome.,
    Kirby K - 30th April 2021
  • The guys at southampton branch are very helpful, they work hard to get the best for the customer and i for one have no hesitation in recommending them
    Patrick finlay - 22nd April 2021
  • Great service. I didn’t have the original cartridge alignment card for my Rega Planar 3 .. but Audio T sorted one for me. Definitely buy from them again.
    K Baker - 16th April 2021
  • Everything was done and dusted on time. Good knowledge and very helpful
    Luke S - 12th April 2021
  • I always like using Audio-T, service is always friendly and informative. First time for a very long time that I have used the Southampton branch. Alan was very knowledgeable and was very,keen,to h,elp,out,wit,h a,n iss,ue,I was,hav,ing,get,ti,ng,an,AV a,mp,set,up,for,a,ho,me,de,mo. Above and beyond!
    Savage D - 5th April 2021
  • Very helpful and very knowledgable. Thank you Alan
    Easterby - 3rd April 2021
  • Purchased an Arcam SA20 during lockdown from Audio T Southampton at Chandlers Ford. Excellent communication from the guys in store, and was able to collect the product with the minimum of fuss.
    Laurence - 20th March 2021
  • excellent service and advice
    Kirkland P - 25th February 2021
  • Friendly and helpful service as always. Can't recommend enough.
    Rob S - 22nd February 2021
  • excellent service
    Sawyer D - 8th February 2021
  • Great local find and super helpful. Living the turntable
    Whatley J - 30th January 2021
  • As usual a 5 star service from Alan, Wayne and John at Southampton Audio T
    Brown N - 18th January 2021
  • Very helpful and went out of their way to help me with a member of staff from the shop delivering my purchases before Xmas.
    Hewer J - 17th January 2021
  • Excellent service, very helpful and I am sure I will return
    Payne S - 16th January 2021
  • Excellent service, as always, from Alan (and John and Wayne) at Southampton Audio T!
    Jon S - 16th January 2021
  • Excellent demonstration and service with follow up phone calls as promised!
    Whieldon R - 15th January 2021
  • Excelent service . Prompt and on time.
    Adams C - 14th January 2021
  • Initial contact with Chandlers ford staff at Audio T was a positive one. I asked to loan some speaker isolation mounts on the basis of leaving card details or pay in full. I chose the latter option. Staff were very polite and helpfull. After one week of listening I chose to return and was refunded in full with no problems.
    tricarr - 25th October 2020
  • I wernt to Audio T following an enquiry over a HD Blueray player I was trying to sauce and it was my intention at the time to only buy the Blueray player and I was purchasing an AV Receiver as well else where however after speaking to Audio T and being corrected on some other advice i had been given by the other retailer I was so impressed with Audio T service I bought lock stock and barrell from them. They were helpful not only during the lead iup to the sale but sent me away with instructions as to how to set the system up up contrary to how the manufacturer would have done and I have been back since for some of those post sales quiries and I have to say absulutely nothing is to much trouble. Its a shame that my systems last me so long that I can't call myself a repeat customer but rest assured if I need Hi FI it's comming from Audio T
    Chitty S - 15th October 2020
  • Excellent, friendly and very helpful service. Careful assessment of my Arcam device saved a lot of money.
    Phizackerley D - 12th October 2020
  • Brighton store - excellent service. 5 stars.,
    Bailey R - 8th October 2020
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff. My first visit to their store. I would definitely recommend them.
    Mr Sitton, Eastleigh - 17th April 2020
  • Friendly service. They don't do a hard sell, which is nice.
    Mr Karoly, Abingdon - 6th April 2020
  • In a day and age where good old fashion courteous service seems to be a thing of the past. You can be proud of your business, but more so the people you employ at this branch for their delivery of such high standards.
    Mr Jones, Southampton - 21st March 2020
  • I purchased from the Southampton shop and could not have been more pleased. Alan and the other guys were extremely patient, helpful and knowledgeable throughout. I would thoroughly recommend.
    Mr Emmett, Egham - 9th March 2020
  • Personal service, reasonable, mature experienced advice that you rarely get from the other well known hifi shop.
    Mr Bemister, Southampton - 26th January 2020
  • The guys new their product and was helpful and was a quick simple hassle free purchase
    Mr Sherwood, Southampton - 26th January 2020
  • Excellent service and sorted out my problem with ease and understanding. I am sure to go back for my next audio item
    Mr Marsh, Eastleigh - 26th January 2020
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