The only way to get 24/96 is to change the DAC, which you really can't do. You could use it as a transport, and get a 24/96 dac, if that's what you want
Steve Nugent is modding an EMC 1-UP for me. He's a professional, communicative guy who has kept me posted every few days. He mods the pd-65. It might be worth a call to him for more info.