A good moving magnet is the Shure V15VxMR. Excellent tracking ability as well.
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What kind of arm is on the Linn? If it is an Ekos or Ittok, you can use a Denon DL103 MC cart(low output) that will blow the BPS out of the water. If you have some other arm, then the Dynavector 10x4 MkII is a very good high output MC that will work with most arms, and should sound alot better than the BPS also.
No one mentioned this, but the real answer would be, "It depends on what kind of phono preamp you have". If it can't drive an MC cartridge, you should buy an MM or a high-output MC (or spend even more money and buy a new phono pre too).
Benz Micro Gliders (with a choice of different outputs...the high output models work with MM phono a pre) and available used for much less than $600. I used one on my Linn for awhile and it was a great match.
Definitely the Dynavector 10X4 for $350 or the 20X-H for $525 (not $600 as has been stated in a previous post)
In my experience there is no better cartridge in this price range than the 20X-H, and the 10X-4 is quite good for the money too. We always recommend them to our customers when looking for cartridges at or under $500.
If you enough gain the ortofon kontrapunkts are a great match for the Ittok$585 here on A gon. The Denon 103 maybe too low output for your system. Also, they are very low compliance artridges, with the 103D being somewhat higher spec. This means the resonance frequency maybe an issue in the Ittok. With the small signal levels involved in cartridges, these are important considerations.
I used Sumiko BPS and found this cartridge not realy sencitive to VTA unless you go for extreams and I can assume that the author of this discussion is using mm settings for this cartridge which is entirely right.
This cartridge has everything from analytical point of view except music. It would never sound live no-matter what effort will you apply. It's an entry-level for christ sake.
Linn LP12 deserves a better more musical cartridge and $600 is the right budget for even descent mc cartridge.
Maxgain, I used this cartridge for just enough hours to break it in and than sold due to the desire of more live music from my vinyls.
Maybe I did not provide enough experimentation with it in terms of VTA but the only differences I heard is at extreams of my Michell VTA for Rega arm.
I played with an antiskate which gave me more 3D and tightness applying just minimal for the best results.
I have to admit that mounting and tuning-up with higher-end cartridges is even more complicated since they "feel" any missalignement in setup much more.
I spend pretty large amount of time properly setting up Lyra Helikon cartridge.