Funny question, 170lb speaker and foam base, how to remove?.

I got large speakers shipped recently but I am yet to find a way to safely remove bottom foam base which the speaker seems to firmly sit on. 

The foam holds the speaker base, and the speakers feet are in the foam. Is there no way to safely remove the foam without wrecking it?.

Lifting the speaker is just not possible, nor tilting it, the foam is pretty thick and the speaker cannot be made to slide out of the foam since feet are wedged into holes in the foam base.

I wonder how people deal with large speakers shipped to their homes seems like quite a task unboxing and placing etc.
Sweet, I am actually considering the Aeris.

Question, were you able to haggle price at all? 
I got a good discount and purchased them at RMAF this year. Perhaps it was RMAF, I got a good discount. I did not ask for more after they offered me discount, free shipping. You should ask. 
Yeah, I haven't gotten over to listen to them yet. Was planning on driving over this fall (I have a nephew that lives in Springfield, I'm by Indianapols), but never made it.

I have been dreaming about a pair of Legacy speakers for twenty years, since first reading about the Whisper.
I think you should be able to place them on there side to get the bottom foam off. I have installed speakers weighing 215 each with the help of just my wife! Once they are upright walk them into place.