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My (really quite serious) suggestion is whatever turntable and cartridge you have now with a Herzan active isolation platform under it (which should take care of your $10k)
installing a TS-150 underneath my EAR radically improved the solidity, pace and detail in my mono LPs, and of course also helped with stereo as well 😎
I suggest you consider one of the new versions of the Technics SL-1200, either the SL1200GR ($2,000) or the SL1200G ($4000). Either is well within your budget. Here are my reasons:
I found that when playing the old style mono records, they often sound noisy with a sterero cartridge, but very quiet with a mono cartridge. The music has more impact and dynamics.
As for cartridges, for stereo I recommend the AudioTechnica AT150Sa, which has a Shibata stylus and sounds really good on modern mono reissues. The Shelter 201 is also good for vocals, rock, jazz, and pop. For mono, I have an AudioTechnica AT3MONO/LP, which is a high output moving coil cartridge with conical stylus. Sounds excellent for both vintage and modern reissue mono LPs. You can get it from LpGear for around $189 or on Amazon here for much less, which is what I did.