i'm currently building my recording rig. the ability to upgrade in the future is crucial. everything is cool except for one thing: the digital section. i was contemplating getting the digi 002r thinking that i could use an apogee converter or something of the sort. aparently the 002's optical i/o only go up to 48khz. so i say to myself "what?!" is my only option TDM|HD? i dont record 96 often but i know i will start using it soon(for projects already lined up). i guess i'm curious about the differences between converting through the 002 @ 96k and converting through the apogee at 48k. i checked out motu and the 896hd can do four channels @ 192/17?'s. i like protools. i gave motu/dp a try (for two consecutive years) and went back to PT. i know there's probably other interfaces that will allow me to convert hi rez through an outboard AD/DA. any info would be awesome. -after thought.....maybe an "older" style of TDM might be more financialy available? what does an oldschool hd system consist of? will it do 96k? ivan.