Looking for a new turntable and cart 2-3K

I'm looking to buy a turntable & cart. I have a Graham Slee Era Gold Mk V going into a Simaudio i1 to a pair of DIY Zaph Audio ZRT, which are ported 2 way floorstanders using ScanSpeak Revelator drivers.

I currently have an old Denon Dp-45 with an Ortofon 2m Red.

I'm looking to spend between 2-3K. What would you recommend in that price range that would mate well with the Graham Slee and Simaudio.
Agree with Winoguy. The "trick" IMO is to have the CMB and the wood body cartridge. More musical than the "old Clearaudio house sound". Also, consider direct wired with no break from cartridge pins to phono stage.
Good Luck.
the emotion is on my short list but I don't have a local dealer to audition.

I'm also considering a new Rega P5 or used P7 with an Ortofon 2M Black or a VPI Scout II or used Scoutmaster with an Dynavector 20x or possibly a Well Tempered Amadeus with my current Ortofon 2M Red.

My local dealers only sell Linn, Rega, Nottingham and Pro-Ject so anything else I would have to mail order.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
A new Well-Tempered Amadeus goes for about $2750 and completely outperforms a Rega P9 IMHO. So if you are willing to stretch your budget just a little you could get the Amadeus and Dynavector's entry level MC cartridge (~$450) and wind up with an incredibly musical vinyl front end.