Both Jason and MIke seem to have really gotten the importance of listening to the gear they are selling. Does it sound good? That written sadly I didn't understand your concern with the SE outputs. The outputs will be less than the balanced outs. There is a good explanation here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_audio "Though the signal level would not be changed due to nominal level standardization, the maximum output from the differential drivers is twice as much, giving 6 dB extra headroom." I don't want to make assumptions here, and may have misunderstood your concern.