Do you have a VPI deck?
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I used VPI phono cables with my TNT for over a year. Based on recommendations from two fellow Agoners, I tried a set of Purist Audio Venustas. Probably the most significant change I've experienced switching cables. I did cook them before use, so that probably helped. My initial reaction was a totally quiet backdrop. Ultimately, they were just better across the entire frequency range. Bass was especially improved. I'd recommend them heartily!
I have used the VPI cables with my tables, Aries, Scoutmaster and Scout and find them quite good for the price, which makes me happy, being a dealer. They can be bettered for more money; I have had very good results with the VDH The First, Metal Screened version. They are not hideously expensive and competitive with anything else on market. I liked them so well that I became a dealer for them also.
Phono cables... difficult choice for so many reasons... give Morrow Audio PH2s or PH3s a try (60 day money back if not satisfied)... I tried the PH2s and was amazed at the results and the price to performance is very surprising... no affiliation with Morrow Audo... just a satisfied user of Morrow PH2s.
I suspect that finding a cable that likes your cartridge, or better yet is likely to work well with a variety of cartridges, is closer to the mark than buying a cable based on which table you have. For what it is worth I like cardas neutral reference also, but ain't sure that it is not all in my head.