I understand and agree that DAC would have nothing to do with that. What I was stating unclearly were two unrelated things -- I don't mind the DAC displaying the incoming bitrate of the music, and I would like the driver to play the music at the recorded bitrate and send it to the DAC unaltered as such. I use JRiver Media Center to play my FLAC files and it is not set to pad or alter native bitrate of the music file, so if it is being padded, I can only imagine that it is because the D50 driver tells it to. Either way, D50 still sounds AWESOME!!!