I did subscribe to Tidal to check if the higher resolution makes a difference. It did not, to my ears. Back to Spotify.He did indeed but this doesn't answer my question.
If the swap in power amps is what the OP believe will improve his set-up he's on a very expensive trip.....
My money is still on source or preamp.
I'm trying to loan a Tube Preamp (Acoustic Portrait Swara) to see how this plays with my chain. I agree, it's going to be a "messy" chain. My only solution to declutter would be to get something like a NAD M10 V2, which has everything I need. But, this costs $3768 in India, and is out of my reach.