I have a Dyna 20XH, which I love, but rather than offer a blanket endorsement I would recommend that you consider what I believe to be the key issue in cartridge selection--how well it will work with your arm and turntable. Viewed as a record playing system your cartridge should possess the right values in terms of compliance, weight, etc. Your turntable and arm manufacturer should be able to give you some great choices at that price point, one of which may or may not be the 20XH. I bought my Dyna after talking with the technical folks at VPI who made it quite clear that the 20XH was their favorite at the $500 mark. Can't really argue with the guys who designed and built the table and tonearm and who have tried any number of different cartridges in the system. Best of luck.
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