FWIW generic replacements are always a bad idea. A DL110 will be near
as good as it gets but not particularly cost effective. I'd try the Red Ed
elliptical, if its not good enough get the Denon and a quality headshell.
This seems worth the investment :
http://www.needledoctor.com/Stanton-H4- ... tegory=432
You will then have an easy spare to be used for when the Denon is at risk.