Three Easy Payments, how were you using Roon with a Vega G1?
Were you using a Laptop directly into the Vega via usb,? Or a Laptop or desktop into the Vega over ethernet? Were you using the DSP function?
For a Vega user Roon, if you are using the DSP function, might sound better there is a difference how and what device you use as a Roon server to your Roon endpoint.
Cytocycle thee are are many people who own the Innuous Zenith who will disagree with your statement, any and all servers including your Auralic are exactly the same as a "computer" they all have cpu to do processing, something to hold the running program, ie Ram, and have a sound card, the difference is the quality of the device in tems of build quality and engineeering, a dedicated audio server is usually built with the sold purpose of isolating and sending a clean data signal.
An Innuous Zen or Zenith does a fantastic job so does the Auralic device, a fairer comparison would be to use the Auralic as a dac with a Zen or Zenith server running Roon core and then seeing if that made a difference. However for someone who owns a good streaming dac you don’t really need to run Roon if you just like to stream Tidal or Qbouz th overall experience using Roon is far superior to the native Auralic App,
We doubt that you got really deep enough to really try out Roon it has extensive features, if all you did was to quickly run through Tidal and did not try the DSP feature, Roon Radio, Focus on and a lot of the meatier functions of Roon we don’t think you got a valid taste of the program, but like we said earlier the Vega is a good device that goes its own way, the same can be said of the excellent Lumin devices or the Naim streamers.
We use a Zen or Zenith even with thoese devices and the sound quality still improves, we are not running a standard computer or laptop with these devices.
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ