Is a Ortofon Black a step down from a Pickering XSV 3000

I currently use a Pickering XSV3000 cartridge with original stylus.  Sounds pretty good.  I do not hear many modern cartridges that sound like this one.  Is the Ortofon Black a considerable step back from this cartridge?
unfortunately, many of these cartridges are just not available any longer.
I own 2 of the Pioneer PC-1000 carts that @chakster is so fond of. Listening to one of them now. Quickly became a favorite. Other is NOS in the vault. Beryllium!