Careful here. If you're using Lightning app then Auralic does do a version of MQA unfold, essentially to the first unfold. You may well be selecting an MQA album without realising it at 24/96.None of my DACs are MQA. I am comparing like for like.
The issue of not knowing which mastering version of the album Tidal is using is problematic, as there's no way of telling.
Using the internal SSD and Lightning server does not produce as good a result as using UPNP on an external server, IME.
Per my other response in your amp thread; perhaps consider an Aries G1, with external server and separate DAC?