I owned Linto, Troka, and Arkiv B for an extended period of time. My experience with Linto and trying different cartridges concluded that Linto sounded best with Linn cartridges. I tried Troika as well as Arkiv B. Even with a more expensive Koetsu plugging into the Linto, the music sounded funny.
So if you plan on maximizing the quality of Linto - very fast, tight sound, and a bit reticent in HF seems to complement the very fast and dynamic, but slight bright Linn cartridges.
The match was so good, if I continue to use Linn cartridge, I wouldn't have traded the Linto for a million. Someone commented that the Linto+Arkiv/Troika combo seriously kicked a much more expensive FM Acoustic setup.
For the same price of Kontrapunkt, get an used Troika. It can be retipped to like new for about $600.