Hi. The short pads (for the Magni) were originally delivered with (at the same time) as the Magni equipped with stock long (thickest) pads, during the launch offer of the Magni, in the summer 2019. Currently the Magni seems to be delivered only with the long pads (thickest) in stock. https://kennerton.com/shop/magni-zebrano/ and the stock cable is now better, with a jack 6.35 mm (against 3.5 mm at the beginning) on the amplifier side. The short pads had less level in the bass than the long pads and therefore seemed better balanced for the tonal balance. (Perhaps because of a lower tightness of these short versus long pads; Magni's bass level is very dependent on the sealing of the pads and their tightness).