Nothing's broken with mine; just my interest in pushing the envelope! I started from an all-Rotel stereo and upgraded amp and pre, and now I feel this Rotel is the weak link and I could be getting more in terms of 3D and resolution. I wonder if I should improve this CD player and wait a couple of years for PC audio to mature a bit, or mod it as a transport and get an external DAC.
Yesterday I've exchanged e-mails with Kyle at Reference Audio Mods and he suggested modding but for use as a transport + adding an external DAC. His main issue with the 1072 was the PCM1732, that is single-ended topology and thus has to use a coupling cap in the signal path. So he recommends adding a superclock to reduce jitter, and replacing some diodes and caps on the power supply section of the transport. I'm not savvy enough to argue around any of these, but my point is he could have talked me into upgrading the 1072 as a CD player rather than transport (and sell me more mods), but he didn't. Tells me something about himself and about the 1072.
Sorry for the rambling!