by slightly warm i mean it adds a bit of extra presence down low in the bass and lower mids. so if a neutral amp plays a note with no added coloration, the V200 will give that same note a bit more weight (Bass), and/or resonance. it will sound a bit thicker and more substantial. much the way a tube amp will color the sound. The V200’s added warmth is not that that much, hence i say slightly warm. it’s not strictly neutral sounding, but not too too warm either. it walks a nice middle ground between tube warmth and solid state neutral. it’s a really nice sounding amp.
EDIT - sorry, forgot to address the EQ part. Yes, a bit of EQ can definitley get a neutral solid state amp to sound like the V200, from a tonality standpoint. what is more important on the solid state side of things is power delivery and dynamic range. when an amp is under duress, how much, if any, does it’s performance suffer. this is a tough one without a lot of side by side testing. some amps sound great at moderate volume with moderate tempo playing. but crank the volume and play something very complex, and it starts to lose it’s composure. i’d point to the older Magni amps from Schiit. push them hard and detail would start the blur together, and extension all around would compress. fast heavy bass beats would really tax my old Magni 2. by the 3rd consecutive bass note you’d get a blurry wall of bass vs separate and distinct notes. compare that to my Phonitor E, and no matter what i throw at it, at any volume that doesn’t cause me injury, and it just will not lose it’s composure. bass stays tight and defined. micro detail still come through with good placement and separation. notes keep their leading edges. it’s basically unflappable. that’s what i really look for on the solid state side. minor coloration changes can be done with a touch of EQ, but composure cant be changed.
and i do agree with PaisleyUnderground that a nice tube amp would likely be a more worthwhile investment vs another solid state amp.