I owned a couple of the earlier Benz LP ebony carts - I did have a brief audition of the LPs and it seemed similar to my LP at the time. I found the LP rather warm, rolled off treble, so I bought an airtight PC-3 which combined some of the Benz qualities with the better qualities of my vdh colibri (it can sound bright and emphasise sibilance on some music but reproduces 'presence' very well). Since then have also got a Shelter Harmony, which is a very underrated cartridge, and more recently an Atlas.