@ex-mtairy - What cables are you using, because they are probably your weakest link.
Good cables will improve
- clarity & details
- bass extension/depth and texture
- image and artist placement
- venue acoustics i.e. echoes and reverberations
Most of your components already do all of that, but the cables prevent them from demonstrating what they can really do.
I have the Node 2 streamer fitted with great interconnects and power cable and it punches way above its modest price point
You can even make cables yourself that outperform many of todays top brands.
For details See: My Audio Alchemy (image99.net)
And to read what others think: https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/duelund-conversion-to-diy-helix-geometry-cabling
Hope you find what you are looking for - Steve