You need something that's not sensitive to hum, that has a healthy output, rides quietly in the groove, has some audiophile cred, and is largely insensitive to tonearms. Easy: the Shure V15, latest edition.
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Steve, Geez I guess that Lenco thing is getting some attention after all. I was beginning to wonder if I should go on. And the V15 is not about flash, its about truth, and you'll come to love it. Of course, it's also very good at all that audiophile stuff, and may blow your mind from the first notes, especially the bass, which is second to none. It needs quite a lot of break-in, though. Someone gave me the website of the cheapest source of Shures, probably in the world (if they're not coming out of the trunk of someone's car), at $200, at http://www.jacksmusicfactory.com/default.asp?section=Home. The stylus fell off mine a while ago and I've never been the same since.
So happy to see that it is once again becoming politically correct to point out the V-15 as a moderate cost, truly high performance cartridge, for the rest of us. Enjoyable, able to track anything at its very light tracking force, and free of listener fatigue playing both audiophile, and regular vinyl.
By the way, what's with that "stylus fell off" revelation. Never happened to me, going all the way back to the dawn of modern playback with Shure cartridges, and their fiendish Audio Obstacle Course records.