Originally Posted by dmusoke
No its not Bob...
But what has been observed is that regardless of how much you reduce the input level gain, it has no effect on the observed clipping indicator.
Since we are supposed to trust the indicator implicitly, and its telling us we are clipping the analog inputs when using the Analog-DSP mode, we are at a loss to explain why that is the case, hence the apparent uproar over this issue. Obviously, no one wants to risk clipping their equipments analog stage only present a distorted signal to the processing DSPs which as we all know would produce distorted outputs to our amplifiers.
OK, so let's all take a deep breath.
There is NOTHING WRONG with the XLR output voltage of the OPPO, nor with the XLR input sensitivity of the D2v.
As expected, the D2v needs -6dB attenuation of the XLR input to match the RCA input level. This can be accomplished by putting a -6dB adjustment in Setup > Analog Input Levels for each Source which is set to use the 2-Ch Balanced (XLR) inputs. The volume on the OPPO can be set at either FIXED or Variable 100.
Now, I still think there is something you are missing such that you are using ANALOG-DIRECT in your test where you are seeing the bogus bar graph.
But perhaps there really is a new bug you've triggered which has screwed up the bar graph for the XLR input even for ANALOG-DSP. In any event, there is OBVIOUSLY not 20dB of clipping going on here. If that were the case then it would be blatantly audible even in quieter passages.
(NOTE: Clipping CAN happen if you run the OPPO at full volume and do NOT attenuate the XLR input -6dB in the D2v. So use the -6dB in Analog Input Levels as recommended.)
In early D2v test firmware leading to version 3, the bar graph was not responsive at all for the 6-CH input. That got fixed quite some time back. So there certainly could be a bug in the bar graph for the XLR input. I'm just not aware of one.