Even Fried, the CEO of Violectrics said in a email to me that many of his customers feel the v200 possesses some tube like qualities.
It's one of the reason I purchased it. I believe if you go on the V200 thread, there are comments that many tube lovers, selling their tube amp for the V200.
And even Project 86 saying to the effect that if you had a big large amp box with lots of tubes sticking out with a the v200 underneath, that people would not think otherwise.
I don't think the v200 is tube like in the sense that it's slow and syrupy but that it's a got kind of holographic presentation that tubes do well.