What is phono gain of your phono stage? I am guessing it is suitable for mm/mi cartridge (high output) but not for low output cartridges (less than 1mV). So choose a cartridge based on that. Most mm or mi cartridges are high compliance. So choose the straight arm wand which is likely to be lower mass. Likewise, choose a low mass headshell (less than 10gms). Happen to like the boston audio mat1, to replace the rubber denon mat, or the mat2. If the tt was in regular use and is working perfectly, you can probably leave the capacitors alone for now. That's my 2 cents.
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