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I've had very good luck with Pilot Air. And it is especially reasonable if you bring the amp to the depot (one in most major metropolitan areas) and it is picked up at a depot on the other end. Without home delivery, it becomes really reasonable. They will palletize it for you, and the pickerupper will find them sitting nicely on a pallet waiting to be taken home. I had Classe Omega amps (212 lbs each) shipped that way.
I've used them to ship B&W 801N's and Klipschorns.
You can also use Craters and Freighters but between the stratospheric prices and the crappy attitude, you'll need more patience and money than I've got.
Call Sacramento for a quote let them know you need a pickup with a liftgate. If you can pickup the amp at Buffalo you will save money. Good Luck.
Sacramento - SMF
826 National Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
Buffalo - BUF
Buffalo, NY 14227
That should work out well for you. One hitch is insurance. I believe Pilot Air can insure for dissappearance but not damage. You may be able to purchase some additional insurance through an outside party. I've taken that chance with Pilot, and no hitches. I'm not sure it's any difference for any of the other shippers. Just make sure you know what you are getting in that department. Oh, and if it is new rather than used, I think insurance is available through Pilot. If you check into this, perhaps update this thread with the info you find out.