It's hard to say what will work well specifically on your Denon, but one suggestion is a Shure V15VxMR, connected to whatever Gram phono preamp you can buy with the rest. Since this leavs you with $300 - the Shure is $200 at Jack's Music Factory, this means you can get the Gram Phono 2 SE (or whatever the souped-up verison is called). The Shure is unmatched in certain areas, though it is reasonably-priced, performs very well in all kinds of areas, and does not have hum problems. Another more obvious suggestion is a high-output Denon, or a low-output Denon DL103, and switch to the Rotel MM/MC phono pre.
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