1) Avaunt Demon! 2) Avaunt Demon! 3) way too much for this 'table, wait to graduate to something better 4) $100-$150 Grado or Shure cartridge, or new stylus for Ortofon or 5) consider a used AR-XA with a cheapie cartridge.
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Oh, I had a Shure M97 (not the xE) a long time ago and I wouldn't buy one again, sorry. I didn't like the midrange balance. Any cheap Grado, like a Black, would be my preference now. They sound fine in the mids where the music is, are rugged and won't damage LPs. Not that Shures won't keep your discs safe too, it's just that IMNVHO, Shures don't hit the magic music-for-money mark until you get to the V15 IV or better.
Dual worked directly with Ortofon on a line of cartridges called the "Concorde". These were specifically designed to integrate well with their arms. The name came from the shape of the cartridge, which somewhat resembled the jet of the same name. The OM series was the commercial equivalent of the Concorde line as designed to work with other makes & models of turntanbles.
By purchasing the lower cost Super OM-10, one can upgrade to a Super OM- 30 by simply swapping in a new stylus. This allows one to start cheap and then upgrade as one desires should they decide to stick with playing vinyl. The use of such a cartridge takes any guesswork out of the cartridge / arm matching equation, allows pretty solid performance with a minimal investment and even keeps the door open for future upgrades at reduced cost. Sean
PS... You might want to check around on price. I linked to the Needle Doctor as their website typically provides a good amount of info about the product.
I had a Shure M97xE on my first "good/cheap" TT, an early AR ES-1 with Linn Basik arm (I paid $35for it!). The Shure did fine. I still have it around as my spare cart. I'd recommend it--it should work fine in that setup, and the little brush can be good for someone who might not care for their records properly. Mine picked up plenty of dust bunnies before I got a VPI RCM. FWIW, I was in college when I got the Shure ;)
Like tommy says, watch out for humming Grados.