I would check out the Denon 103 line, I think they would have the sound you would like. I have used the 103 in an arm with about the same mass as the IV but I had sold my IV before I got my Denon so check with other users. The IV will take a wide range of cartridges and you should be able to find one well under $1000. I use a Denon 304 and an AT 33EV and both are available at around $500. Both are better balanced than the 103 but not as punchy so taste will be important.