Why doesn't Musical Fidelity offer balanced output

Does anyone know why? I really like their gear (especially cdp) but an absolute requirement for me is balanced outputs.
Your gear requires no more then .5 meter or so, I dont think balanced should be a deal breaker, as SDCambell was curious, I am too......why is it a must?
Edge doesn't offer balanced either, Tom Maker feels they compromise the sound quality...
I've read in the past that Antony doesn't think that the do anything to improve the sound quality, as do a number of other equipment manufacturers. Far be it from me to dispute the opinion of someone who should know better than me. I also wouldn't be interested in the added cost.