I suggest you take your Rotel player to your dealer and see if it also sounds similar to the two you're considering before spending the big bucks.
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Yes, definetly take it in and listen to it next to the units you may purchase. That's what I did when I purchased my RCD-1072 back in 2006. I brought in an older NAD player and I could clearly hear the difference in detail particularly in the high frequencies. I'm also thinking of upgrading. Please let us know which way you go.
I have not heard the two players you are contemplating, but I guess it would be hard for anyone to provide any feedback without knowing what it is you are trying to improve and what the rest of your system is.
FWIW, I own an RCD-1072, and while my next upgrade will be the preamp, next up I'm thinking of adding a DAC and use the Rotel as a transport (and toy with computer as a source). Are you ruling this option out?