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The wood bodies I've heard (Black, Urushi, RS, RSP) all smoothed the sound more than the stone bodies I've heard (Jade Platinum, Onyx Platinum). If that's an effect you enjoy, I'd stick with a wood body.
I've never heard another cartridge smooth the sound in quite the same way as a Koetsu. If that's your cup o' tea, Koetsu's the cup to drink it from.
Some Benz's have a similar characteristic, though less so. Some Grados have it more, much more.