Definately! In my experience this has been true everytime I change a pre-amp, d/a, amp or cables . It seems as if each component sometimes "improves" the sountstage, which in turn allows the speakers to be placed farther apart (and sometimes I have to reduce the width between speakers - in order to achieve a coherent soundstage) This makes the individual sounds more "defined" and separated. In the end, I'm always looking for a "better" component that allows me to place my speakers farther apart. If you are not a person who sits down between his speakers to listen to music, then don't even bother about the above aforemented "improvements".(You'll probably think that speaker placement does not make make much of a difference).This is the way that most of us "audiophiles" seriously listen to music.