DACplus distortion streaming HD audio

I am experiencing what would seem to be overload distortion when streaming HD internet radio (FLAC) as "Superstereo 4 Radio Chile" directly to VLC. Set up is DAC+ on RPI 3B with latest "Bullseye" but was the same if I set it up using legacy "Buster". pavucontrol shows the level is a lot higher than other AAC/MP3 radio streams. Dropping level in alsa digital channel lowers level in pavucontrol but does nothing to eliminate distortion.

Situation not as bad if streamed via browser but still there. Anywhere else I should start looking? And should this solder bridge be in place on the legs of this chip


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