fyi...something to consider; the Mp1 can only be run in balanced configuration No Expections!
This statement isn't entirely true. We can outfit the MP-1 and MP-3 with additional RCA connections (both already have two unbalanced line level inputs).
Since phono cartridges are a naturally balanced source there doesn't seem much sense to adding RCAs to the phono input unless the preamp is a demo for a dealer. Just get the right interconnect cable and its all good.
We've added RCA main outputs too- but the have to be switched. In a nutshell you can't have balanced and unbalanced at the same time so if RCAs are used then the XLRs become single-ended also.