Speaker Wire And 3.5m Plugs

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I'm setting up a raspberry pi system soon...I hope. I have a question. I would be getting an amp to run the speakers. The amp I'm looking at has a 3.5m input plug. Which I would use to run a wire from the LCD controller board on the arcade 1up I'd be using. The amp uses bare speaker wire outputs. Because I want to be able to balance the sound from left to right so it sounds balanced (I have a weird hearing thing where I hear more out of my right ear than my left ear), I found a device that will allow me to raise or lower the volume of the right, or left, speaker.

That device uses 3.5mm for the input and outputs. I have found an adapter that has a 3.5m plug on one end and bare speaker wires on the other end. Will this adapter work either way ? Using either the bare wire or 3.5m plug for output ?
 

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With 3.5 mm inputs and outputs, I seriously doubt the device you’ve found is intended for a speaker-level application. Regardless, it would be best to make the correction you need in front of the amplifier.

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With 3.5 mm inputs and outputs, I seriously doubt the device you’ve found is intended for a speaker-level application. Regardless, it would be best to make the correction you need in front of the amplifier.

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Then what would you suggest ? I'm looking to mod an Arcade 1up arcade machine. But I need some way of altering the volume of one of the speakers so that I can balance the sound for my messed up hearing. On my computer headphones, I have the left channel at, say, 100 and the right channel at about 40 or so. This is the only way for me to hear the sound equally. These are the parts I'm looking into....
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FZKA28Y/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H0KANNC/ref=ox_sc_act_image_3?smid=A1IBW2HULNJLEY&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MCGF1O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XDKKQ9E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=A1815B191TKQXZ&psc=1

I can't think of any other way to do it.
 

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Didn’t think of this in my first post, but you could use an 8-ohm speaker L-pad attenuator in-line on the speaker you want to reduce the level of.

https://www.parts-express.com/speaker-l-pad-attenuator-100w-mono-1-shaft-8-ohm--260-265

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That looks like it will work great. Thanks for the tip. Do you know if there's anything similiar that I could just plug the wires into and not have to put together ? Or a case for the thing YOU posted ?
 

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