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

  • 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
  • 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
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