In my opinion, in audio world starting with certain price doubling of it would not double the outcome of sound quality. However, I own the Statement and I do consider it one of the best carts that I ever owned.
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Generally, you can expect smaller amounts of improvement as you get into the higher priced cartridges from any manufacturer. There simply isn't as much room to improve, once you reach an already high level of performance. Even though the amounts of improvement may be smaller, most folks think that these small improvements are worth the price, as they seek to get closer to perfection. It is basically a "diminishing returns" situation.
If you are really trying to get "top" level performance, you have to go up the "diminishing returns" ladder to some extent. It's up to you how far you wish to go.