I have the Ultradeck Plus with the Ultratracker cartridge. I previously had a Clearaudio Champion Level II with a Benz MC cartridge. I sold the Champion because I'm getting a bit older, and I decided it would be easier to downgrade now and forgo the hassle for someone else to ship the beast. It turned out that it's not a downgrade. It actually sounds better. I looked at every table out there, and made my decision based on several things. First, it's made in the USA. Second, Allen Perkins was involved, and he knows a thing or two about building tables. Third, there were a couple reviews out there that described the table as having a 'reel to reel' sound to it. I liked that idea, since the Champion was a bit lean sounding to me, and didn't get me involved in the music. The Ultradeck fills my room with a nice full but detailed sound. It's a very enjoyable table to listen to. I now spend my time just listening instead of analyzing. The table is solid as a rock and easy to assemble. The only thing I don't like about it are the hinges on the dust cover. They're made with a somewhat flimsy bendable material, and it can be a hassle putting the cover back on if one of the hinges moves just a tiny bit. I bought an aftermarket clear (don't care for the black on black combo) acrylic dust cover that sits down over the entire table making on/off an easy procedure, and being able to see the table at all times is a nice perk. I highly recommend this table for anyone looking in this price range. The guys at MoFi are great at responding if you have any questions. I'm sure this table combined with a good MC cartridge will put a smile on your face!