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Welcome to Audio T Manchester

Audio T Manchester have supplied high quality Hi-Fi and home cinema for twenty years. We pride ourselves on customer service and impartial advice.

We regularly welcome customers from Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Oldham, Altrincham, Warrington, Stockport, Rochdale, Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Wigan, Huddersfield, Buxton and Knutsford so please call in to discuss your plans.

Our staff have almost 60 years of experience between them and provide an excellent after sales service. We also offer turntable upgrades and servicing for a wide range of turntables.

We have a demonstration room where you can audition dedicated products in a relaxed atmosphere.

Turntable Servicing
We are able to service your turntables if you need us to and upgrading these can often produce considerable benefits. We have been working with turntables for many years, making improvements that are cost effective.

You can meet the team and learn more about great sounding Hi-Fi and home cinema products by viewing our store video below.

Click here to read our blog.



Meet the team

 


David -
joined Audio T in 1999
With over 30 years experience in the hi-fi industry in both retail and distribution, David is more from the old school of hi-fi with a passion for 2 channel stereo systems and is never happier than when setting up a turntable! Though streaming has also been embraced especially Hi Res & Tidal
Current System: Linn Turntable, Naim Streamer & Naim amplification
Favourite Music: ranges from Electro to Folk
Weirdest Gig: Zodiac Mind Warp and the Love Reaction at the Boardwalk Manchester, Too many good gigs to remember! Bonus of living in a city with lots of music venues.


Munir - joined Audio T in 2002
First job: straight out of college in 1988, Munir started working for Microvitec Plc. This involved using video pattern generators and light meters to video calibrate very expensive monitors for the Reuters news agency. A precursor to todays ISF video standards used for projectors, plasmas etc, in fact, setting the greyscales and colours "by eye only" was a challenge I enjoyed getting involved in.
Top Bands / Artists: (at the moment) John Coltrane, Bonobo, M83 and Matthew Halsall & the Gondawana orchestra.
Top Films: Rashoman by Akira Kurosawa(still at the top), The Revenant and Lord Of the Rings trilogy.
Favourite demonstration music (and why):
I have more than one really but at the moment Beck’s "The Information” is a stand out.
Tracks on my current playlist: Pakard by Plastikman from the Artifakts album. This track just simmers gently in the background, love it.
Dancing in Outerspace by Atmospere (masters at work mix)
Black Sands by Bonobo
The Message by Cymande
Dreamsters by Tipper
Favourite demonstration movies (and why):
The storm scene from Prometheus as the crew try to get back to the ship - Great movie too.
The motorbike scene in Skyfall culminating in "Bond atop the train" just as the titles start & The Dolby Atmos demo Blu-ray. Both scenes show you exactly what a correctly set up home cinema should sound like.


Name -
Mike
Experience - Joined Audio T in August 2012 and has now worked in Hi-Fi retail for well over 10 years, covering all roles from Manager to Sales Assistant.
Interests -
Hi-Fi (Obvs), live music, playing guitar and tinkering with computers.
Favourite Gig - I've been to far too many to be able pick one favourite, just like asking for a favourite album really. Special mentions have to go to Punk Rock Holiday 1.6 and 1.7, Manchester Punk Festival, Groezrock 2014 and Rebellion Festival 2010-2012.
Worst Gig - Descendents cancelling their show, as I checked into the hotel I was staying in, having travelled down to London.
Current System -  Linn front end, both turntable and streaming pre-amp into active Dynaudio speakers. Turntable has parts from various manufacturers including, Dynavector, Sumiko, Graham Slee and Heed. Vinyl care products almost exclusively from Tonar. Home built Ubuntu Server with Minimserver for storing digital music.

 

James - joined Audio-T in 2019 after studying music at university.
Interests - Making music, collecting records & skateboarding.
Favourite gig: - Impossible to pick a favourite but some standouts were Slowdive, James Blake, Superheaven and Brand New. All at various Manchester venues.
Favourite albums - Changes almost weekly but currently, Madvillain - Madvillainy, Portishead - Dummy, Elliott Smith - Either/Or, Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat, My Bloody Valentine - Loveless.
Current System - RME Fireface UCX, DynAudio LYD-8’s.


What our customers say

  • Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Great bunch of guys!!!
    Fraser A - 4th June 2022
  • I've dealt with the team at Audio-T Manchester for a number of years now, and their services and willingness to go the extra mile to find the right solution has always been excellent. I can recommend them without hesitation.
    Thornton L - 24th May 2022
  • Thank you as always for your good service and communication
    Mercer B - 14th May 2022
  • My Linn turntable needed repairs. The guys at Audio T picked it up and returned it to me and it's as good as new. It's an older model so they had to get one part from a second hand old parts supplier. It plays like new, exemplary service. Highly recommend them.
    CROOK S - 5th May 2022
  • Very good service. Called in en spec and the staff let me listen to the speakers downstairs but then the listening room came free and they carried them up there (not easy!). I was left to listen to of a wide selection of music for about half an hour which was really helpful. Bought them and they boxed them up while I got the car and then they carri d them out to the car for me. Very enjoyable experience. It's a shame the AE309s have highlighted the deficiencies in the rest of my system so no doubt will be visiting the store again soon!
    Hebden L - 21st April 2022
  • Superb all round.
    Dawson K - 18th April 2022
  • As mentioned in my purchase review of the Panasonic UB9000 4K UHD player, the Manchester branch staff are friendly and knowledgeable. A wealth of experience and knowledge between all the staff on any given day you care to wander in to the store. I would urge anyone looking for hifi not to just ring in, but to go into the store and deal with the staff face to face for a more personal experience, maybe even demo the product in their listening room. I’ve never been disappointed over many years of going in there, whether it’s for a general chat, or advice which has sometimes lead to purchases over the years. What have you got to lose, go in, you owe it to yourselves. If anything, you get to lust and marvel at some of the very high end gear that one can only dream of owning
    Tal - 17th April 2022
  • Fantastic service from the team. I brought 2 turntables in for a service. One had been in the loft for 22 years. Audio T staff were so helpful and they appreciated my old equipment, getting it running at its best again. They fitted new cartridges to both, oiled/fed the wood on my AR turntable and packed them up for transporting. Highly recommend audio T.
    RegaAR - 30th March 2022
  • I have purchased several items from this shop and the service and knowledge of the staff has been excellent. I would certainly recommend this shop to family and friends.
    HARRISON - 28th March 2022
  • I cannot praise enough the level of service received from Audio T Manchester. FANTASTIC customer service and knowledge.
    Holt P - 23rd March 2022
  • excellent service from Munir at manchester audio T, helped and advised on the right speakers to match my system. Top service thank you
    Blowers T - 10th March 2022
  • Love this lot — stood true to many other excellent reviews in the past. Knowledgable, helpful, knew when to leave you alone in the demo and gave you plenty of time to make a decision (for me it was a few weeks as it was a wonderful but big investment).
    Lydia - 3rd March 2022
  • Really helpful service, they answered my many questions and carried the speakers out to my car. The speakers are great. Will be going back for an amp at some point.
    Bel - 25th February 2022
  • Extremely helpful and flexible. Very good deal on part exchange. Highly recommended independent hifi store.
    MAB - 25th February 2022
  • Superb shop. Mike was brilliant. Would highly recommend.
    Davies A - 19th February 2022
  • Excellent as ever.
    Prabhakar D - 18th February 2022
  • Bought an Audiolab amp from these guys. Really helpful, broadly matched the other local deals from the nearby big chain outlet. Good experience, would recommend
    Dave - 7th February 2022
  • A significant upgrade from the Elys. Vocals and percussion are staggeringly well presented which makes listening a very intimate experience.
    Horrocks J - 2nd January 2022
  • The team we lovely, insightful and great to chat to.
    New rega owner - 14th December 2021
  • Really helpful bunch in the Manchester branch - let me hear the Rega P2 with a few different speakers to make sure I was getting closest possible sound representation to my kit at home. If I didn’t live 300 miles away I would regularly purchase from them! Will have to check out a branch closer to home.
    Jardine L - 4th November 2021
  • Another Professional Job as usual by Dave Mc, setting up my New ProAcs and Stands. Regard`s Roy Maddock.
    Maddock R - 25th October 2021
  • Excellent service at the Manchester store, great support in picking the right amp
    Darren Haken - 27th September 2021
  • Without exception the guys at Audio T are excellent, know their products, never pushy and offer independent advice. The same is through for all the stores I've dealt with over near 2 decades !
    Price S - 13th August 2021
  • Fantastic customer service received from the team at Manchester recently. Wanted to buy a pair of either Spendor A4 or A7 speakers and needed a demo. James and Mike arranged all this for me and it went really well with them giving me their demo room for over an hour listening to both speakers with my own music selection. Got a good deal too including part exchanging my old speakers and I was impressed with the way they kept me informed of order progress and allowed a quick collection. Would fully recommend the Audio T Manchester store.
    Clive Moon - 8th July 2021
  • Considering we were in the middle of covid my experience buying my speakers at the Manchester store was first rate, very helpful staff and the hole experience went fuss free many many thanks I hope to do business with them again regards GW
    Wilson G - 6th July 2021
  • Great service from very helpful and friendly staff.
    TAYLOR J - 5th July 2021
  • Excellent and knowledgeable team in Manchester - made the process very easy.
    Wood D - 2nd July 2021
  • First class service, kept me informed every step of my journey to get my hands on my new special forty speakers. It seems I ordered at the worst possible time (covid), supply issues but the Manchester staff kept me informed and lent me a pair of special forty speakers until mine arrived and hand delivered them. I big shout out to Munir. James
    Akins J - 28th June 2021
  • Had a good conversation about my purchase over the phone. when i picked up my amplifier the staff were very professional and pleasant. they kindly carried my 30kg amplifier to my car as i have a bad back. all round excellent experience.
    Houghton E - 27th May 2021
  • Excellent service
    BRETHERTON J - 30th April 2021
  • I wanted to try a Rega io amplifier at home and anticipated this would be difficult with lockdown still in place. However the staff at the Manchester store were very helpful and I was ab,le to,take,it,home,fo,r a,week,be,fore,maki,ng,a de,ci,sio,n,,with,out,a,depo,sit,o,r e,ve,n a,credit card number. I subsequently bought the amp and am very pleased with it. Thanks for the great service guys!
    Hardwick G - 28th April 2021
  • Audio-T’s customer service is excellent A1
    Osborn D - 25th April 2021
  • Although the pandemic caused some delays, Munir provided excellent advice and service. Thank you. I will definitely recommend Audio T to anyone else.
    Fay P - 24th April 2021
  • Knowledgeable advice and brilliant service from Dave. Very highly recommended.
    Roman - 30th March 2021
  • I organised a collection over the phone from the Deansgate store and the member of staff was incredibly helpful. They set the TT up for me before I arrived at the store, made sure the rest of my setup was compatible and facilitated a smooth contact free collection. Overall really impressed and will definitely be shopping here again in future.
    Bushell M - 13th March 2021
  • Outstanding service. I was delighted with knowledge and customer service. I will without doubt purchase from this branch in the future.
    Paul B - 22nd February 2021
  • Great shop, friendly service & advice you can trust.
    Hudson S - 15th February 2021
  • Good shop to do business with
    David Fregene - 14th February 2021
  • The service received was excellent. Covid had made shop visits impossible so a number of phone calls were made and, after talking over my options a Rega Planar 6 was purchased - the set up was made easier by the shop completing the tracking etc. The sound quality when paired with my Cyrus One HD Amp and Dali speakers is, at least to my ears, exceptional. Highly recommend this product and retailer.
    Caddick P - 28th January 2021
  • Great service and speedy delivery of my speakers. Friendly staff and overall, a very pleasant shopping experience. Thanks Audio T.
    Mchugo R - 18th January 2021
  • Absolutely excellent from the team.,
    Andrew Royle - 17th January 2021
  • have bought a number of hi fi products from audio t, especially in Preston, was sad when that shop closed. had personal and helpful service without rushing, thanks
    treebark - 17th January 2021
  • The staff at Audio-T Manchester are always happy to advise me about upgrades for my music system, and they have always offered opportunities to listen in the shop and at home.
    Bamforth H - 15th January 2021
  • Many thanks to Dave at Audio T Manchester. Did an excellent job on my LP12, Upgraded from Majik Level to more or less Akurate level. Ittok arm and ATOC9XML fitted, Lingo 3 fitted and Karousel. Sounds fantastic now.,,,,
    Chris Turner - 19th October 2020
  • I enjoyed a good chat about the cables I was researching. Staff were friendly and informative and I was made to feel welcome.
    Mr Williamson, Chorley - 26th March 2020
  • Very happy with a quick transfer of an ex demo product from Brighton to Manchester. Great service and price.
    Mr Fletcher, Manchester - 14th March 2020
  • Absolutely faultless service, as always. The staff were happy to spend whatever time we needed to make our decision and delivered and set up the system in a really friendly and efficient way. We would never shop anywhere else for any audio equipment.
    Mr Frost, Llandudno - 3rd March 2020
  • the service form Dave and his team is always excellent, I have been buying my equipment from the for years
    Mr Leach, Altrincham - 3rd March 2020
  • Excellent service from the guys in the Manchester store.
    Mr Bennett, Duckinfield - 21st January 2020
  • Excellent service from the Manchester shop. Set up the turntable for me and then repacked it too for easy transit.
    Mr Webster, Lancaster - 18th January 2020
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    Opening Hours

    Monday09:30-17:30
    Tuesday09:30-17:30
    Wednesday09:30-17:30
    Thursday09:30-17:30
    Friday09:30-17:30
    Saturday09:30-17:30
    SundayClosed

    Where to find us

    63 Bridge Street

    MANCHESTER

    M3 3BQ

    manchester@audio-t.co.uk

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    Parking

    There is a large multi-storey car park next to Kendals department store, and several others nearby.

    We'll Pay Your Parking

    With increased pressure to park in and around town these days we hope this will be a small but useful service that will encourage you to visit us. If you come into the store and buy something we will reimburse your parking fees. To claim your refund you MUST ask the salesperson before you make payment and we will credit against your purchase.