No, the cap is fine. All you want to do is to reduce the peak-to-peak voltage of the incoming signal to an usable amount.
The cap levels out the peaks, as in the definition of a "filter," a selective network of resistors, inductors, or capacitors which offers comparatively little opposition to certain frequencies or to direct current, while blocking or attenuating other frequencies.
What you have made is a "T-section" filter.
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