DIY cab: how the heck does one wire a 1/4" input jack to a Apr 28, 2007i'm trying to make a 1X12 cab. i've got the chassis, and speaker. all i need now is some wiring and a 1/4 inch mono phone plug input jack. the people at radioshack are imbecles who can't even discern whether i need a closed-circuit or open-circuit 1/4" input jack, or even the kind of wiring What is the best way to connect speakers or cabinets What is the best way to connect speakers or cabinets? Wiring up speakers to provide the most effective load and making sure that all of them are in phase will help in creating the best sound possible.