I hooked my CDP up to my receiver a few days ago and every now and then I got static. I thought it was the tube vibrating in the CDP, so I opened her up and put some rubber band thingys around the tube. Today I hooked the CDP up again and got the same static. This time I noticed the word, "OVER" flashing on the display of my receiver. I checked the manual and it said it referred to the input attentuator -- it needed to be reduced because the analog signal is too high and it would cause distortion. So I turned on the attenuator and the static disappeared. It also muffled the sound a little.
WTF is an input attenuator? Was the signal from my CDP too "loud?" If so, why wouldn't the volume control correct the problem?