Welcome to Audio T Reading

Situated near the very centre of Reading, our store first opened its doors way back in 1974 under the name of Reading Cassette & Hi-Fi. Audio T took over the business, with Simon Walker as the new manager, in 1996.
Our focus and passion has always been, and will remain, predominately music (2 channel), concentrating on the new technologies such as audio streaming, high resolution audio and storage advice, as well as the more traditional vinyl and CD based systems up to and including the high end.
We have an enviable reputation in turntable set-up and service especially, but not exclusively, of Linn LP12s, Well Tempered and Rega turntables along with a range of cartridges to complement them.
With one of the nicest Hi-Fi demonstration rooms in the business, (as our suppliers and customers keep telling us) why not join us in a nice hot beverage and your favourite music and discover why we love doing what we do so much?
Our strength lies in ‘system building’. We aim to enable our customers to realise the greatest performance from their investment through our deep understanding of the products we carry, building quality systems at all cost levels.
We regularly welcome customers from Basingstoke, Bracknell, Camberley, Henley-On-Thames, Newbury, Thatcham, Wallingford, Wokingham and South Oxfordshire in store.

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Meet the team

Gareth - Joined Audio T end of 2017
Favourite Music - Jazz, Classical, Experimental, More Jazz
Favourite Artist - Miles Davis
Favourite Composer - Jean Sibelius
First System - One of those ITT jobs where the lid came off to make the speakers
Current System - Bricasti / Nagra / Harbeth


Rob - joined Audio T in February 2019
Favourite Bands: Hendrix, Brand X, early Roxy Music, Toots & The Maytals, Eno, David Sylvian, Massive Attack, Groove Armada, Stones, Nitin Sawnhey, Lee"Scratch" Perry and much, much more!
Favourite Albums: Axis Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix, For your pleasure - Roxy Music
Best Gig: Bob Marley, London Lyceum Ballroom 1975
Favourite Movie: Bladerunner
First System: Trio KD1033B with Ortofon FF15E cartridge, Trio KA1500 and Celestion Ditton 15 speakers
Current System: Michell Gyrodec SE/Tecno arm + linear power supply, Denon 103R MC, Classe CAP 151, Dynaudio Contour 1.8 mk2, Isotec Power regulation, Meridian dac and music streaming currently via Audirvana

What our customers say

  • Great service from start to finish. Excellent and informative listening session. Absolutely NO pressure to buy and when I eventually did my speakers were delivered by a staff member who lived close by.
    Bromley I - 4th July 2021
  • Great service at your Reading store. Gareth was extremely helpful. I love my new Naim XS 3 amplifier. I would definitely recommend Audio-T. Thank you.
    Haslam P - 25th June 2021
  • Service as usual was very good
    Graham Baldwin - 12th June 2021
  • Brilliant, friendly and efficient service. Helped me to choose what I wanted, didn’t try to over-sell to me, and even personally delivered my items to me. Many thanks.
    Lee C - 4th June 2021
  • Very helpful service, as ever. Good knowledge of the products.
    Lamb A - 2nd June 2021
  • Vast improvement from previous dealings, delivered a pair of discounted (value under £500) speakers. Very courteous. Which hasn’t been my past experience when I last bought 5k worth of Naim equipment, I felt I was buying frozen peas from Iceland.
    Whiting K - 20th May 2021
  • Very professional friendly service thank you!!!!
    Rowntree H - 10th May 2021
  • Excellent service from Gareth at Reading. Helped with exploring different options and combinations. Extremely happy with the service and formed good friendship through the process.
    Moudgil R - 30th April 2021
  • Helpful & polite staff . Very good service . Would definitely recommend
    Burgess C - 10th April 2021
  • Fantastic service. Really can’t stress that enough. Gareth at Reading was amazing to deal with, answered all my questions and gave me the confidence that I was making a purchase that was righ,t for,me.,Jus,t bri,lli,ant,.
    Pete - 8th April 2021
  • Although the order I placed took a couple of months to fulfil the professionalism and support of the staff was exemplary. I felt Gareth went further than required to ensure my expectations were met even delivering the items to me himself.
    Ballard P - 20th March 2021
  • So during a lockdown might not be the best time to select new hi-fi equipment! But over the course of a week in January, Gareth at Audio-T Reading spent over an hour on the phone with me, discussing the turntable, amp and speakers I was considering. I'm a bit of a newbie, but had done a fair amount of research in advance, and thought I knew what I wanted! But thanks to Gareth's patience and knowledge, I ended up upgrading my turntable choice and going with a different amplifier. I'm really happy with the resulting set up, I've had it 7 weeks now and it sounds great. And I am very grateful for the invaluable input and support I got from Gareth in making my decisions. And all at a good price too! Thanks
    Jon Pickard - 12th March 2021
  • Brilliant shop really helpful staff and really nice, will definitely buy audio products off them again in the near future, really happy with the service buying and collecting the record player and phone stage was easy and stress free, they have a very good vast knowledge of audio equipment and give great suggestions on all Audio equipment, very happy with the service, staff, record player and phono stage.
    RICKARD M - 11th March 2021
  • I dealt with Gareth in the Reading store. He was obviously very knowledgeable but offered expertise at an appropriate level for me as I’m certainly no expert myself! I felt happy to trust his advice and so glad I did- I’m delighted with my purchase. The level of customer service was exemplary, I was kept informed at every stage of the ordering process and delivery was prompt. I can thoroughly recommend Audio T.
    Andrews A - 28th January 2021
  • Service OK under difficulties.,
    Milford J - 25th January 2021
  • The service i received from Gareth at Audio-T (Reading) was absolutely first class.
    Metherell N - 19th January 2021
  • Excellent service from Audio T as always!! Available for collect on time!
    Hopkins N - 18th January 2021
  • Audio T Reading were Ace. ,
    Chris H - 18th January 2021
  • Thoughtful, friendly, helpful and going the extra mile to resolve and then achieve better delivery schedules than manufacturers intially indicated..
    Giles B - 18th January 2021
  • Gareth at the Reading branch was an absolute pleasure to deal with. During the second lockdown all dealings were by telephone and he could not have been more personable, knowledgeable and efficient. He was courteous and did exactly what he said he would do bang on time. Highly recommended.
    Gregory P - 15th January 2021
  • Gareth in Reading branch gave us the best service helpful, even with things being different with Covid restrictions ...( prior to lockdown )..he gave us so much time and assistance..going beyond just providing us with what we needed. Highly recommend audio T..
    Johnson S - 15th January 2021
  • Unbelievable service. Helpful and reliable advice. Thank you.
    Mo - 15th January 2021
  • Gareth & the team have been really fantastic with their advice and service when providing a new music server. With a few tweaks to cabling and the servicing of the turntable, this has made for a great new sound.
    LAMB A - 14th January 2021
  • Great service.Friendly and knowledgable owners.
    Sinnott B - 14th January 2021
  • First class service. Very helpful. Will buy from again .
    Tonysmtb - 15th October 2020
  • The guys took the time to get the kit I was interested in from another store and took whatever time I asked to allow me to listen to my sample tracks. They happily recommended alternatives to allow me to get a sense of what delighted me. I happily made a purchase after a couple of hours in their demo room. Thanks guys - would be very happy to return in future!!
    Mr Goslin, Reading - 14th April 2020
  • Great service as always from all the guys at Reading, nothing seems to be too much trouble and they have an incredible enthusiasm for the equipment and the music.
    Mrs Conn, Reading - 6th April 2020
  • Gareth at Reading was real great with steering my nicely through adding a NA NAP250-DR power amp and Wireworld block. Even if you audition in-store, you can never really tell exactly how things will perform in you’re own listening environment, although in my many years experience of Naim it never proves disappointing when upgrading as they suggest. He provided me with the confidence to increase my system investment by 50% more just for the power section, adding this to a Nova / Core / Spendor A4 combo. Enough confidence to change course from ex-demo to new. I needn’t have worried as it now sounds much more ‘grown up’, much better across dynamic ranges, tighter, more open etc... Ps. Sorted and issue with a missing PL Lite and in the process of looking at a slight blemish on the top RHS corner of front panel but there has been no hesitation in all this
    Mr Humphries, Bath - 2nd April 2020
  • The service was excellent, very focussed . I ended up with sound I wanted and cut box count
    Mr Hall, Reading - 28th March 2020
  • Very happy with my new speakers, stands and audio Streamer. I was given great advise and assistance through out the transaction and will definitely be going back for future goodies.
    Mr Fuller, Ascot - 12th January 2020
  • I received exceptional support from Simon Walker and the team at AudioT Reading. Selecting the appropriate system for the specific room felt much closer to being mentored than being sold to. The Audio Note system is so detailed, seeking out what was recorded well. It is like discovering my vinyl collection all over again. Five stars are simply not enough !
    Mr Points, Beenham - 9th December 2019
  • Hugely knowledgeable, experienced and appropriately opinionated - just what you need when splashing the cash so as to not cockup your hard earned spending decisions.
    Mr Young, Wokingham - 12th November 2019
  • Good guidance and advice for a walk-in. Recommendation to upgrade to the larger amp was wise. Let me audition without booking too, which was nice as they had a booking due in at roughly the time I was there.
    Mr Batten, Alton - 3rd June 2019
  • I was looking for a complete new system, including multi-room. The entire team in Reading were very good at knowledgeably steering me through a number of options, and patiently allowing me to compare and contrast a multitude of permutations. Simon was good at knowing when to push me towards a decision (otherwise I'd probably still be there making comparisons!). I'm delighted with the system I've ended up with - more expensive than I perhaps intended at the start, but I never felt under any pressure to do anything other than buy what I wanted. It was a really enjoyable buying experience, and I feel confident I made a good decision - very much helped by the knowledgeable Reading team and their ability to guide me through a comparison process that I was quite unfamiliar with. Thank you!
    Mr Berman, Reading - 29th May 2019
  • Helpful and patient staff demonstrated the Brio amp with a few different speakers, and a range of my own CDs and vinyl albums, but I was unable to find the sound I was looking for. However they let me take the amp home for the weekend to try with my own speakers and it was a good match, so thanks to them I'm now a happy bunny.
    Mr Corbett, Bracknell - 16th May 2019
  • The sales assistant had no hesitation in recommending the Rega deck as a replacement for my NAD 5120. We had one amusing moment when the salesman tried to sell me some interconnects before remembering they are already included and captive on the Rega. We chuckled over that one. Very knowledgeable staff who are very friendly and customer focussed.
    Mr Rapley, Reading - 26th April 2019
  • Great service
    Mr Lukowiec, Brentford - 17th March 2019
  • If you plan to spend some serious money on hi-fi components, it pays to seek out a retailer with a wide range of quality products that they are happy to demonstrate, in ideal surroundings, backed up by expert knowledge and advice that is in your best interests as a customer. Audio T in Reading fully meet this requirement, with friendly, knowledgeable and patient assistance from Simon and Gareth. You won't be pressured into buying something that you can't afford or that isn't quite what you had in mind, but you might well be surprised to find that your budget will stretch to something more capable or more exciting than you had imagined possible. Highly recommended!
    Mr Nunn, Reading - 16th March 2019
  • Even though my purchase was miniscule, great service, very quick with the order.
    Mr West, Reading - 2nd March 2019
  • The level of knowledge and experience of the staff was impressive. Couldn't fault them. Would strongly recommend AudioT to anyone.
    Mr Want, Reading - 22nd February 2019
  • Very good service - happy to recommend
    Mr Harris, Reading - 17th December 2018
  • Very helpful service, great technical advice and information plus a great taste in music.
    Mr Towner, Farnham - 16th September 2018
  • Nice people to do business with.
    Mr Lee, Bishop's Stortford - 25th July 2018
  • Always great service and most importantly great advice! I will continue to go back when I need something else and would recommend to anyone who needs a piece of hi-fi equipment!
    Mr Foster, Wokingham - 2nd July 2018
  • Great team, happy to take time out for a Stereo newbie, I never felt any pressure to buy, would without doubt recommend these guys. Thanks Reading Audio T team.
    Mr Packard, Windsor - 30th June 2018
  • I came to Audio T after being treated dismissively (I think based on my age and appearance) by another local HiFi retailer. That was around 9 -10 years ago. In the intervening years what has kept me coming back, is a foundation of honesty, integrity and trust. I have always been treated impeccably by Simon and the team. They have always given me great advice and guidance based on my tastes and preferences, whilst being mindful of budget constraints where appropriate. Despite the occasional protests of my wife, I hope to be a customer for another 10 years and beyond.
    Mr Quinlan, Reading - 23rd February 2018
  • the guys in reading store are very helpful and have time to show and explain all you need with no heavy sales tactics would recommend a visit to that store
    Mr Maughan, Reading - 5th February 2018
  • Sometimes you can feel pressured to buy a particular make or model of turntable or CD player etc. With Audio-T, while they will make a suggestion, there's no pressure. The staff at Audio-T allow the customer to make their own decisions. While there may not be the range of equipment that there are in larger chains, you get the feeling that they have selected the manufacturers on the basis of the quality of their products.
    Mr Pilkington, Reading - 24th September 2017
  • I had a great loudspeaker demonstration by Marc and I can't fault the friendly and efficient service from Audio T Reading. I am very pleased with my purchase and would definately shop there again.
    Mr Savage, Ickenham - 20th September 2017
  • Audio T provided a great service without being pushy. Gave us good sensible advice in an environment that was very comfortable.
    Mr Gresswell, Hook - 20th September 2017
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    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.