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Reversing Stereo on my computer speakers

By Syre
Sep 8, 2005
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  1. I know there's a topic a lot like this one on these forums, but the guy had a different problem and it was never resolved.

    my right speaker is the speaker that connects directly to the computer and to the AC adapter. however, the audio cable isn't long enough for it to reach all the way to the right side of my monitor now that i've stationed my tower to the left of my desk, so the right speaker is on the left, and the left speaker (connected to the right) is on the right. without spending money, is there any way to reverse the stereo on my speakers using software, preferrably?

    and no, you absolutely cannot do it from the volume control in the control panel.

    thanks!
    -syre

    ps: here's the configuration...

    CPU---------------R speaker .......... Monitor .......... L speaker
    Power--------------' .... '--------------------------------'
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    Other than rewiring the speakers (advanced users only :eek: ),
    I can only think of some games I've played that have
    a software reverse stereo ouput in audio settings.

    There are features in various recording software that will
    also let you reverse stereo out put.

    So there is no way. (without spending any $$)
    I could be wrong here but not likely.

    If length of cable is a problem, (advanced users only :eek: )
    just cut the shortest one and
    lengthen it with (b u t t) connectors ($0.45 usd radio shack)
    and more wire to extend it to any length you want.

    There are stereo extending cables too I'm using 2 right now.
    G'Luck
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    I'm not aware of any global utility for switching the channels, it's more of a per application option. Winamp using the Shibatch mpg123 Input plugin for example, allows you to reverse left/right channels. You might have some luck searching online, but like I said other than what some applications/games offer I'm not aware of any global switch. An extension cord is the only real solution.
  4. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 829

    The only other possible solution I can think of is a sound card driver setting. It's not likely as I havent seen it, but logically that would be the ideal place to make this adjustment. Perhaps you can check on the soundcard manufacturors forum for advice.
  5. Syre

    Syre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, guys. i appreciate all the help. it looks like i'll need to be buying an extension cord for it.

    thanks again!
    -syre
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