I recently got a turntable (Technics 1210M5G and Denon DL160 cartridge). Up til now, it's worked fine with my old vinyl. I have it set at 1.6 grams, right in the middle of the recommended range, and anti-skating to match.
Even though I swore I wouldn't buy any *new* vinyl, I did buy three 180g pressings for xmas. All 3 (and it's 3 different record labels) won't track the lead-in groove. When I set the needle down it skips in several grooves, missing the first few seconds.
Increasing to 1.8 grams and increasing the anti-skating to 2.0 seems to be necessary (and even that only works sometimes) to get it to play from the beginning.
What is it about 180g pressings that would make this problem only appear with them?
(though they sure sound good once they get going)