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I like you have shifted my components into their final spots in my new cabinet about 4 years ago, going from a 1&1/2 meter Acoustic Zen MC2 digital cable to a 1/2 meter Acoustic Zen MC2 cable. Spent a weekend going back and forth trying to detect a difference, there was none to my ears. I did break the shorter cable in before the testing back and forth.
Short cable allows to avoid reflections. The common rule is to use cable that has propagation time shorter than 1/8 of transition time one way, making it about 2ft for 25ns transition time (assuming 5ns/m propagation time). I would not go more than 1 foot, since internal connections inside of the transport and DAC also count. If it is not practical than go 1.5m-2m.
Jitter is inherent in any cable you use. It is not physically possible to eliminate all jitter in cabling. The key is findng the right equipment (DAC) that totally rejects all jitter. You can try 100’s of cables and many will sound different and some will sound the same and the audibility will vary according to each track you play - there is NO right cable for equipment that does not reject ALL jitter - it is a merry-go-round.
Cranesong website has some files with and without jitter that you can listen to here.