3K+ is a lot of faith. One should never be let down at that price.
If you are really hung up on balanced outputs then go for the V181. There is no reason to thing balanced outputs will be better than a SE design. It depends on many factors. Personally I'd tell you to go V200 is SS. If you feel compelled for balanced then the V181. But for 1K and pretty much for some ground above that the V200 is a steal no matter.