Get a Steinberg Nuendo 8 I/O... it's the same box as RME ADI-8 (only different faceplate) and a good converter. Most people don't know it and sell them cheap. I bought one recently for 8 extra lightpipe to analog and got it cheaper than the cheap crappy ones.
He said he wanted to convert ADAT>Audio WELL! If ADAT quality is good enough, just buy yourself a beat up old blackface ADAT for $200 and have the same converters as the AI-3
It'll be for my control room monitoring D-> A system (stereo and 5.1 coming from a variety of boxes) so an old ADAT would be a bit subpar for fidelity. I'm looking into a few options.... better than Alesis would be good too......
It'll be going into my SPL 2489 surround monitor controller (a great box, by the way)
Having both AES and lightpipe would be ideal, and 96k capable too.... but no extra stuff that I won't use.
I've got a used Swissonics DA24 as well as an AD24 in a rack tray that I'd like to sell if anyone's interested. One of them doesn't have the original power supply, but the replacement works fine. One is a MkII, the other one MkI. I don't remember which is which, and I'm not at the studio, but if anyone's interested, I'll find out and let you know. I'd love to sell them together, but I'd consider splitting them if no one wants both. Don't want to highjack the thread, so PM me if interested. Love 'em, but we got a Radar Nyquist.
I won't lie, the Mytek stuff is wonderful in every small way. A bit pricey, but they rarely show up used so I guess that speaks for itself. Even in moving to a more mobile rig, I just went down to the Mytek 2 channel pieces. Not to be too much of a booster - but they just put out a single-space box that has 8 channels in and out and a whole ton of other features. Definitely worth a look.