That was my question, when was this model released?
11/2020. I don't get why there is so much hate generated toward Schiit on this product they certainly don't make any claims as to low distortion for the Vali. Schiit has proven that they can make very low cost solid state amps that perform very well. Regardless of how perfect an solid state amp is, there are going to be folks that are intrigued by the tube's sonic mist. They are catering to this. There is no denying that it looks cool and allows you to "tweek" the sound a bit which may be fun.
Maybe Schiit should take an Asgard chassis with a hefty internal power supply, put in a IEMagni amp section and have a couple tubes for visual interest that do little, but light up. Now that would check all the "audiophile" boxes.