That is not the case. The input as well as outputs are equally suitable for balanced or unbalanced operation with the same gain. The reason for this is because Behringer uses servo feedforward circuitry. This means that the input gain will automatically increase when an unbalanced source is connected. Similarly, the output gain will automatically increase when an unbalanced load is connected. The gain increases in both circumstances are equivalent to a properly terminated balanced signal's dBv level (all else considered equal, as well).