The SF Line series fits the description with the top model, the Line-3, being outstanding. Not terribly tube-y, though.
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Keep them coming. The Calypso sounds like tube rolling is the way to go (or at least it used to be). Is this still the case? As anybody compared the Calypso to the CJ PV14-LS2 (I know the CJ is single-ended, but I'm curious about a comparison)? Amps are JC-1's.
Cary SLP 2002 - also nice feature is HT bypass works with preamp "off" if connected in XLR - saves tubes when in processor mode. I used to own a Sonic Frontiers Line 3 SE and far prefer the Cary - has the midrange Cary is known for - they can be had here at Agon in the 1100-1400 range. The upgraded oil caps are nice but not essential. YMMV as always.