It would sound best if there were no balance control at all...
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Blueranger - Elizabeth is right about trusting Nelson Pass. He wouldn't make mistake like that (bleed through) .
Reason for limiting range is gain loss. Imagine that you have 100% balance adjustment. It means that each channel goes from 0-100% and therefore in center position it has 50% of loudness. Half of the loudness means about 30% of the signal. Full 0-100% balance adjustment would require additional gain of 3 in the circuit. Why to adjust whole range when it is not needed while smaller range gives more accurate adjustment and doesn't attenuate signal so much.