I am original owner. It was on a Dd40 turntable and has the large base plate. The bearings are smooth and no play. I am making my own tonearms now so selling off my factory built arms.
It come with lead loaded wooden base. Has 6 mm allen bolt feet for leveling with lock nuts. The aluminium pod is 4 1/2 inches dia and 4 1/4 inches high. The base is approximately 10 1/2 long 8 " wide and 2 1/2 " high.
It comes with 6 additional counter weights which are set screw locked. I played around different weights material combos etc. If you want them to be pretty you can sand and polish. If you look close at the pictures you will see a 4 mm Allen bolt which acts as a stop for the VTA. If you do not like it, it can be removed with set screw.
Other modifications are solid silver wire in arm tube with litz wire at the 90 degree turn going into base. Also the head shells have been modified to get rid off quick disconnect terminals. The worst place to put connections is in wire that carries .2 to 5 MV. The down side the easy head shell swap is no longer there.
Looking at the pictures you will also see a removable brass plate on the one head shell. I made it so you can put various weight plates and extra nuts to change arm tube mass. Denon 103 series like heavy arms. You can play with head shell and counter weights to fit your cartridge.
From the factory it had on the fly VTF / adjustable VTA and azimuth.
This is really a great deal for someone who like to play around to get the best out of their sound system. You can also take it out of the pod and mount it on your turntable like it was on the DD 40.
Please ask any questions I will get back to you. Tom