Originally Posted by thedug
What's your favorite converter that can do 96kHz that is under 1k?
1 - Dollars or pounds?
2 - why do you *need* to be able to do 96k? because you need to exchange files with others working at 96k, or because you've been told it's more professional etc etc?
If the latter - well, a decent converter at 48 or 44.1 will be better than a Behringer or similar cheapie converter doing 96.
You're going to have to be VERY lucky to find a Benchmark DAC for under 500 - dollars or pounds! - to leave you another 500 for the AD!
In this sort of price range, I'd say your only option is 2nd hand. you MIGHT be able to find Apogee Mini-Me (mic pre and AD) and Mini-DAC pair for under £1k...not dollars though!