It sounds as if you have the anti-skating set high enough that it is causing the arm to slide on the arm lift as it is lowered. On many turntables, setting the anti-skating as specified in the manual is too much.
Minkwelder (Answers | This Thread)
I am currently using an MMF 2.2 turntable, which has essentially a fixed anti-skate weight. Perhaps, I can reduce it somehow?
Licoricepizza2 (Threads | Answers | This Thread)
Yeah tonearms which slide off to the side can be a PITA.
Best is to just learn how to precompensate.
PRACTICE with starting a bit over too far, and learn what it takes to land just right.
If it is consistent, then you are gonna be fine.
Elizabeth (Threads | Answers | This Thread)
If the anti skate is so strong that it can actually pull the tone arm well resting on the lift mechanism. Then I would think that you must be experiencing some tracking issues while playing lp's as well. You may want to have a visit with your dealer before you do anything.
Theo (Threads | Answers | This Thread)