The proper testing that he wants (that may not even be the best for our use, since again, tested at 200hz) takes 3 days per sample, and requires multiple people, all with PHD's in their select field. Yeah, sorry. I cant even imagine how much that would cost and I'm not shelling out for that unless they offer it for free or highly discounted when using them for manufacturing.Paid lab testing of this scope would be impossible due to cost constraints. This set of tests is estimated to cost $2,000 with FREE LABOR and facilities. And it will be a lot of labor - as witnessed by the last batch of tests. As Chris does this there are no overhead costs, no dozens of man hours at triple digits, no lab setup fees - just a generous & talented guy with a curiosity about a pretty cool subject. This would easily run into 5 digits going through a lab.
Since you're being picky, what would satisfy your standard of funding? I kicked in and I personally profit from soundproofing. Am I a conflict of interest too? Would you only accept government funding?
You're lucky to be able to access a community with such a committed membership - just sayin'.