I'm gettin a new CD player, saving for now. I'm going to check out the NAD541i everybody has been raving about this player. It retails for $700 CDN and I haven't heard of one person recommened another player for that price or even a couple hundred above it. I do have access to a ROTEL dealer and could hear the CD 1070 but I can't do a direct showdown. My local dealer has told me the only logical step up from the NAD would be a Musical Fidelity which costs double the price.