Handling Heavy Amps

There are several amps I’m interested in possibly purchasing but I’m dissuaded because of their weight. I’ve had lower back issues so I need to be careful. I live alone. Even if my wife was still alive she would not have been able to help much. Also Children live far. I see that many of you have these 60-100 pound behemoths and I wonder how do you manage. If I buy from my dealer he’ll load it in my SUV. However when I get home it will be difficult to get it out and onto the garage floor where I can place it on my handcart. Then when I get it next to my rack I need to maneuver it out of the box and up onto the rack. I guess I would need to see if my dealer would deliver it and place it on the rack. Probably for a fee. So that may work. But then if I need to paint, move furniture, resell the unit whatever I would need help. I think I can handle up to 40lbs. So how do you handle these amps? Is it a concern for you?  I’m spoiled by my Benchmark 12 lb AHB2. It’s also the reason I’ve been investigating Class D amps. 


From my own end, I loan equipment regularly, I attend social events where it is expected that a range of equipment will be available to be used as part of the days musical encounters.

I also demonstrate my whole system as part of social activity at Public Attended Events.

I gave up on the Lone HiFi Enthusiast person many years past, my HiFI experience today is all about nurturing friendships and growing on the base of those already met with a like minded interest.

When I get the chance to do Photography it is nearly always carried out as a Social experience, very rarely is a loan field trip participated in.

Life is too short, and there is a lot less good experience to had in front of me than there is behind me.

On that note, I’m now heading out to a Party.


Had a good laugh at your comment about moving speakers to dust the floor under them. 


My speakers have been known to move around the house at night, so I have to put them back in place the following morning. I hide my car keys under my pillow just in case they want to sneak out and go for a drive.

It’s funny, about 12+ years ago I thought I should start downsizing the weight of my equipment for possible future age-related limitations. I started using tube amp(s) and monitor/sub speakers.

Fast forward to today, I now own 250lb speakers, and (2) 140lb amps! I guess these may be for my last hooray? The speaker flight cases are so large they could be used to bury me in!


I moved  my Andra 250 lbs using furniture sliders. I have move them 5 times for more than 20yrs I own them.