Well, unfortunately, my turntable motor died, so cartridge issues are all moot at this point...
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So, very interesting finding with the Goldring on a different turntable (the power supply on my Acoustic Signature turntable failed so I have to send it in for repairs).
This morning I dug out my old VPI Traveler turntable from storage and set it up. Out of curiosity I installed the Goldring 2100. And it works perfectly! It sails through tough passages and powers right through scratches with no skipping. It sounds fantastic. I have it set at the same tracking force -1.75 - that I had on the other table (using the same digital scale to measure it). I guess there was some type of compliance mismatch or other issue with the combination of the Goldring and the TA-700 tonearm. At least I didn't go through the trouble of trying to return the Goldring only to find out that the replacement wouldn't work on the AS table. I appreciate all the help and great insight you all gave me.
And the little Traveler with the Goldring is a damn fine combo!
Thanks again, Scott
In terms of performance, the weight of tome arm cartridge etc, etc mean nothing. The only thing that maters is the recommended tracking weight, tone arm alignment, VTA and and tracking force. If it is skipping or mis-behaving, there is something wrong in one of these three things; otherwise is a damaged stylus. Double check and make sure that when set at zero G. that the arm floats level. If it does not, turn the weight adj. right or left until it does, recalibrate to zero and re-set weight and tracking force. I know it sounds stupid, but is a common and sometimes costly mistake in set up......Jim