Does anyone remember the Walker table review, where HP had to run a 3 meter IC from the table to the phono. No bass. Anyone heard the Walker? I don't think it has that defiency. My vote goes for shortest IC and longer speaker cables. Most amps generate sufficient current and voltage.
Big difference in running a moving coil cartridge with .2 MV output over a 10 foot interconnect versus driving equal (or longer distances) with a preamp designed for the job. There's a huge difference in impedance and voltage output between MC cart and Pre.
I have a Walker, better bass than all my previous turntables. I previously owned Linn, VPI, Basis Debut Gold Mk4 and Mk5, Versa Dynamics, Oracle, WIn Labs and others.
As for long runs of interconnect, mine are 40 feet and single ended (RCA).
My system certainly shows no loss of high frequencies or bass. The high frequencies would be the first to go if there's excessive capacitance in the interconnect run.
I calculated my 40 foot run at around 221PF total, meaning the highs roll above (approx.) 250K.