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- Feb 14, 2011
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That's a great point, but I have seen acoustic panels made from rockwool or OC 703 on my local craigslist a bunch of times, usually sold by either a bedroom recording studio type/musician, or occasionally by a small company trying to make a run at business.There is one factor in the "foam vs. home-made w/rockwool or fiberglass" debate that hasn't been discussed: Time. My time is worth a great deal to me, and buying and installing quality acoustic foam takes MUCH less of my time than would constructing my own absorber panels. That's why I use foam.
Remember: If you spend money you can always earn more; once you spend time you can never get it back.
There are about 5 ads for used and new panels on my local craigslist now. If you live in or near enough to a big city, panels aren't that hard to find. One other thing is that many of us have more time than ever to build them right now.