Currently my favorite phono is Allnic... So it is Lampi and Allnic. Though I like the Neodio origine and that's not valves
that's fine, to each their own. considered a 1201 several times, myself.
i prefer tubes in my preamp or even just amp as I have now. having tubes in sources adds unnecessary complication. a lot of tube circuits in sources are just buffers which i don't ascribe to (yes, this isn't Lampi i know) and tubes in phonos often are noisy w/ LOMC carts. with both digital and analog in my rig, i'm rolling two sets of different tubes into the same preamp (which if tubed adds a third dimension!)- which doesn't make sense to me (unless all one manufacturer?). seems difficult and that my reference is constantly moving depending on the day.
but in an all-SS system, I'm sure tube sources have their place.