If it were I, I would contact MBL and see what they say.
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If MBl cannot help or its cost prohibitive I’d have a local shipper build you some crates on site. It’ll cost a few hundred $ and take a couple of hours but then you’ll have crates for future use. They bring wood and actually build the crate specifically to fit the speaker. I did this for my Magicos and my VTL amps and it worked great
I concur with all previous posts. First, contact MBL for the best way to move them.
These speakers are pretty serious badboys. I wouldn't trust trying to do it yourself in order to save money- you might damage them- which will cost you more money to repair them.
If the seller can give you the name of the dealer he bought them from, I would call them and see if they can arrange to move them. They should also provide you with set-up, which would be a big help considering how heavy they are. Consider it money well spent.
Lastly, will you invite me to listen to them? I really would like to hear how they sound.
I would have an opinion, but I'm so blind with jealousy that I can barely write ;-)
Where they the ones on Audiogon?
FWIW...I have a pair of MBL 121 monitors. The reason I could afford them is that a dealer sold them to me really cheap. He'd shipped them to a customer but they were fairly badly damaged in shipping (scratches here and there, grills broken). Hence he needed to sell them off.
So...careful shipping these things!