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Is it possible to reverse the internal wiring so that audio sent to my left speaker becomes audio sent to my right speaker, and vice versa?

Speakers in question are the Kanto Yumi's.

The inputs are optical and bluetooth.

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Just plug the left speaker into the right output and the right speaker into the left output. Not sure why you want to do that.

What is it your trying to do exactly?

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Just plug the left speaker into the right output and the right speaker into the left output. Not sure why you want to do that.

What is it your trying to do exactly?

Sorry I didn't provide much context -- My left speaker is the only one with inputs. The right speaker only accepts speaker wire from the left speaker. I need to keep all inputs and power going to my left speaker. The problem is the pair I own has the RIGHT speaker as the one with all the inputs and power.

Additionally, the speakers are not close together, they are on opposite walls. On the right side I am not near a power outlet and I would need to run a long optical cable -- trying to avoid that.

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You can just flip the rca connections at either the source or the speaker with power. Red to red. White to white at one end. Red to white. White to red at the other.

This will flip the left and right output. Is that what your trying to do?

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Inputs are optical and bluetooth -- there are no RCAs to swap.

Ideas:
* if yours are doing the opposite of what they are supposed to do, return or sell them and get a set that works properly
* swap the channels in the source, if the source is a computer
* you may be able to rewire the speaker internally by swapping the outputs of the preamp stage to reassign the channels
* use an external DAC and, as brian5761 suggests, swap the RCA connectors
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Is it possible? Yes.

But if you're asking if it's possible, then you're not ready to do the mod yourself. I would recommend finding someone you know with the electrical engineering chops, or find another set of speakers.

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Inputs are optical and bluetooth -- there are no RCAs to swap.

Ideas:
* if yours are doing the opposite of what they are supposed to do, return or sell them and get a set that works properly
* swap the channels in the source, if the source is a computer
* you may be able to rewire the speaker internally by swapping the outputs of the preamp stage to reassign the channels
* use an external DAC and, as brian5761 suggests, swap the RCA connectors

This is exactly the issue -- I'm not using RCA. Thanks for making that clear for others. Your ideas are exactly my only options. HOWEVER...

UPDATE FROM MANUFACTURER:
There is a defect with this unit, there is a wiring fault which causes the channels to be swapped. This is being fixed in our next revision.

I knew when I originally talked to this manufacturer that they said the left speaker was the active, so I was quite confused when this started happening. Looks like it will be solved with a revision. Thanks for all the ideas. I will wait this out and use the new revisions when I receive them.
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Maybe put the left speaker on the right and vice versa?
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