cartridge upgrade for a Pro-Ject Expression II


I have recently rentered the vinyl world. I added a pro-ject expression II(w/stock oyster cart) to my HT set up. That didn't work out too well...too bright for my musical liking with my Rotel stack and Paradigm Studios. So... i built a budget 2 channel system just for music. System set up is below. After several weeks of listening, i am looking to take my system to the next level I am looking for some suggestions on a cartridge upgrade in the $200-$300 range... that's all I got left in the budget. Am I better to stick with MM or move to MC? I listen to a fair amount of blues, jazz, classic rock and accoustic music.

The TT is played through
quad 21Ls
jolida 1501 rc
mu fi x-lpsv3
jolida JD100a (which is fantastic)
transparent ICs (100s,Links and Waves)

any suggestions from some of you veteran analogers would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advace for sharing......
sesto123
Dear Sesto: This is a very good choice:

http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?anlgcart&1157569613

Regards and enjoy the music.
Raul.
Sumiko Blue Point.