I purchased this item so that I could use the unit in my basement as the ceiling was too low to house the unit in its usual configuration, It will also be useful where I am locating the unit on a stage, to avoid the sound field being too high above the audience. firstly, this item comes with a carry bag that is not pictured, the metal base will fit in this bag, unfortunately the pole and the speaker adaptors do not. I wasn't even expecting a bag so its still a bonus in my opinion. the base is heavy! excellent. the adaptors are of first class quality and blend seamlessly with the rest of the system. the supplied cable is also long and seems of a decent quality also. I hooked it up easily enough. a case for the adaptors would be nice as they are susceptible to the same knocks that the actual speakers would be in transport, you don't want to damage those contact points. you wont have any problem finding something suitable though so no big deal. excellent, love it. also, quick delivery despite this being a special order item.