The problem with the BDP-3 sending 176kHz and 192kHz files to the PS Audio DirectStream has prevented me from buying a BDP-3 for years now. My preferred set up would be a BDP-3 connected to my DirectStream via AES/EBU. It makes absolutely no sense to me that this issue should exist, as I have had zero issues with 192kHz files from my BDP-1 via AES/EBU and S/PDIF coax. Also no problems with 192kHz files from a lowly BlueSound Node 2 via S/PDIF coax. This is a Bryston problem, it certainly appears to me. The PS Audio DirectStream DAC is outstanding, and from what I can tell, sales are strong. I would think Bryston would want to serve DS owners, especially since PS Audio is taking longer than they had hoped to come out with their "Octave" player. This will have the database functionality of a platform like Roon, but will also cost nearly twice as much as the Bryston BDP-3. For Bryston this is a missed market opportunity and poor serving of the Bryston community who would choose a solid build despite a crappy interface (Bryston) over a great player with more metadata than one can digest at a higher price point (PS Audio Octave).