I recently added an old Shure V-15 Type V (with new stylus) cartridge to my Garrard 401/Dynavector 501 arm/turntable configuration, with new pivot bearing in the Garrard 401 turntable.
The sound is magnificent, the best I have experienced in over 50 years, (though on a blue-collar budget) at this. I've not had a Shure M97XS, but I've heard they are very good cartridges. I also have an AT-ART9 MC, but on this arm the AT can't compete with the old Shure cartridge.
I've never been, or been considered to be, an analog expert, just a purveyor of analog. It's just something to really enjoy at my age.
As far as which turntable is the best, I have absolutely no clue. Perhaps someone who is knowledgeable will provide the answer you need, I just wanted to tell you of my positive experience with my Shure cartridge.