Phono cartridges are plentiful!!!
I have an Ion turntable and when set up properly and coupled with Audacity S/W, I can make great wav and mp3 recordings. Using the Audacity settings to modify the raw input data is the key, after the input audio level is set correctly. Instead of using the scratch filter settings, I can even go in and manually edit the actual waveform to rid the recording of some of the more pronounced scratches. Works great, but takes time sometimes, for older plastic and vinyl recordings.