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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 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

 

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

What our customers say

  • 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
  • Very helpful staff who listened to our views and requirements. Did not try to sell us something we neither didn’t want or didn’t like. Great advice and help on setting up to make sure the full kit was working.
    Mr & Mrs Shobbrook, Romsey - 6th January 2020
  • Audio T Southampton have been regular supplier of my HiFi requirements and in particular John has made several visits to my home and basically I just trust his advice. He assesses my HiFi needs and budget and end results exceed my expectation.
    Mr Dorey, Salisbury - 22nd December 2019
  • Very helpful at every stage.
    Mr Coleman, Alresford - 20th December 2019
  • excellent service from John who understood my requirements and installed and set up my tv providing a very professional service.
    Mr Bowles, Eastleigh - 11th November 2019
  • A great service from staff who will go the extra mile
    Mr Waters, Southampton - 6th November 2019
  • All the staff were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the products. Great advice, highly recommended.
    Mr Biggins, Salisbury - 12th October 2019
  • Alan and John have years of knowledge and passion of how to get the best out of your hi-fi. They offered me a demo and spoke extensively about the sonic benefits of a power amplifier. You will be well looked after, as soon as you walk through the door of Audio T.
    Mr Deering, Eastleigh - 29th August 2019
  • Very helpful staff. We were given great advice and even though we had a problem with the record player they sorted it out without an issue.
    Miss Roe, Basingstoke - 23rd August 2019
  • Great service, even before I was committed to buying anything. Then expertly fitted with plenty of education on how to best utilize the equipment.
    Mr Garrod, Eastleigh - 23rd July 2019
  • Was very happy with the service provided by John the manager. I was able to try the speakers at home to see if they looked and sounded good in my home environment - which they did! Would definitely recommend audio T to anyone serious about Hi Fi.
    Mr Thompson, Romsey - 22nd July 2019
  • 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- fit and home cinema systems, hopefully . I know where I’ll be going.
    Mr Mars, Southampton - 8th June 2019
  • Helpful service, good advice, exactly what you want!
    Mr Burnham, Fordingbridge - 4th June 2019
  • 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
  • Brilliant, great service with great product knowledge. Highly recommend
    Mr Grossert, Romsey - 15th April 2019
  • I have been purchasing various items from Audio T Chandlers Ford for several years & have always found them very helpful &.would not hesitate in recommending them or using them again M Collngs
    Mr Collings, Southampton - 27th March 2019
  • 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
  • Always return to the Southampton branch for all my hifi 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
  • Excellent service from the guys. Sorted my problem, got my amp repaired and set up a new cartridge for me. Many thanks
    Mr Whitaker, Ferndown - 22nd February 2019
  • 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
  • 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 - 8th February 2019
  • Really helpful staff. Glad I found the shop I'm sure to come back.
    Ms Wyatt, Bournemouth - 14th January 2019
  • 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 - 5th January 2019
  • All good, always considered knowledgable advise. Will always value the service, product range & pricing.
    Mr Davy, Eastleigh - 7th December 2018
  • 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
  • excellent.
    Mr Hearn, Southampton - 19th November 2018
  • 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
    Dr Warren, Eastleigh - 16th November 2018
  • Brilliant service from AudioT Chandlers Ford (Southampton).
    Mr Hankins, Hampshire - 4th November 2018
  • Polite, very helpful, great communication.
    Mr Small, Salisbury - 20th October 2018
  • Excellent service delivered promptly,kept in touch throughout First Class prompt installation nothing too much trouble even updating my existing naim software.Integrated Unitistar with my existing equipment and left me with a superb sound.This is my second product from AudioT and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else.Rarely does service exceed expectations I the way this did.
    Mr Delacour, Lymington - 23rd September 2018
  • The service from Audio T in Chandlers Ford is second to none. The staff there are so very helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Led by Alan they are an excellent team and I highly recommend them.
    Mr Tilt, Hampshire - 14th September 2018
  • Alan could not have been more patient and helpful in enabling me to reach a decision on whether to replace my Cyrus CD player with the CDT and p/e my Cyrus Stream XA for a Cyrus DAC. As a result of demos comparing and contrasting my gear, including old speakers, with new equipment, decided to just to replace the CD player. It was suggested the greatest improvement I could make would be to invest in Chord speaker cables. Wow, was he right. Transformational. Thank you Alan.
    Mr Browne, Salisbury - 12th September 2018
  • Excellent advice and service as usual. Always friendly and helpful. I have been a customer for many years.
    Mr Fairweather, Romsey - 10th September 2018
  • Great service from Alan as usual. Could not ask for better!
    Mr Tanswell, Poole - 10th August 2018
  • What a great shop, nothing is too much trouble from listening to demo kit in the Chandlers Ford shop to advising which kit to purchase and working out a full upgrade plan for my av system. My thanks to John who has spent so much time and patience with me to ensure I was happy with my purchase. No pushy salesmen either just good unbiased advice, fantastic.
    Mr Gomer, Southampton - 30th July 2018
  • We received excellent service from AudioT although we were buying from the budget range. Setting up in the listening room was easily achieved and the demo was not rushed giving us time to really listen carefully and make an informed decision.
    Mr Tomkins, Eastleigh - 29th July 2018
  • Top lads, always helpful and know what you need to have, always willing to go the extra mile with customer service! Always highly recommended to everyone I know! The million pound team!
    Mr Trenchard, Eastleigh - 16th July 2018
  • Used to buy turntable etc for my husband's birthday. Found everyone very helpful and knowledgeable. Would defineitley recommend/use again.
    Mrs Sutcliffe, Ringwood - 10th July 2018
  • Extremely pleased with complete set up. Would definitely recommend.
    Mrs Pedder, Southampton - 8th July 2018
  • Audio T in Chandler's Ford (Southampton) are the greatest guys you could ever meet if needing Audio equipment. Their knowledge is fantastic and there's nothing too much trouble for these guy's to sort. A small friendly shop where they cater for all budgets and EVERYONE is welcome whether you spend £200 or £10k. You only know how good your local shop is when you need them to solve a problem. That's where Alan and his crew excel. Highly recommended .
    Mr Gray, Eastleigh - 25th June 2018
  • 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
  • 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 - 4th May 2018
  • 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. My Hifi continues to improve in all areas, Music tracks I've known for 40 years reveal music I have never heard before. Thank you for your Kindness Brian
    Mr Lawson, Southampton - 9th March 2018
  • Excellent as always
    Mr Blackwell, Eastleigh - 16th February 2018
  • Call us on 02380 252827

    Opening Hours

    MondayClosed
    Tuesday10:00-18:00
    Wednesday10:00-18:00
    Thursday10:00-18:00
    Friday10:00-18:00
    Saturday10:00-18:00
    SundayClosed

    Where to find us

    12 HURSLEY ROAD CHANDLERS FORD

    SOUTHAMPTON

    SO53 2FU

    southampton@audio-t.co.uk

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