Don Lindich | Star Tribune
Columnist | Consumer electronics

Don Lindich writes about consumer electronics. Submit questions at www.soundadviceblog.com.


Sound Advice: Car's 'equalizer' is a fancy term for a standard tone control

Q: My new car has a Logic 7 Sound System that has an "equalizer" audio menu with lots of settings. The settings are vertical, with…


Sound Advice: Before buying a white noise machine, check out the free apps

Q: I found your column about the LectroFan micro wireless Bluetooth speaker/sleep sound machine quite interesting. I have been thinking about trying one of these…


Sound Advice: Like athletes, sports photographers improve with practice

Q: I read your review of the Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II and its ability to shoot high-speed sports. Unfortunately, as much as I would…


Sound Advice: Pairing an $800 amp to a $99 cartridge doesn't add up

Q: I read your review of the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable upgraded with LP Gear's the Vessel A3SE cartridge for $349. I plan on purchasing it,…


Sound Advice: Always make sure you're getting the most sonic boom for your buck

Q: I have a pair of Polk LSi9 speakers and recently purchased a high-end tube pre-amplifier. I would now like a high-end amplifier to go…


Sound Advice: Making correction in voice app doesn't take a lot of discussion

Q: Your recent column on voice-to-text smartphones made us want to try it for ourselves, but we don't know how to go back and correct…


Sound Advice: Laptop has no mic button but still can be set up for voice-to-text

Q: I read your recent column aboutvoice-to-texton my iPhone. I've been doing that regularly with good results. I want to usevoice-to-texton my MacBook Air, but…


Sound Advice: An easy fix for connecting internet radio to a Bluetooth speaker

Q: I have a tabletop internet radio and an OontZ Bluetooth speaker. I would like to send sound from the radio to the speaker. Is…


Sound Advice: Voice conversion programs give your texting fingers a rest

Q: Do you have any recommendations for how I can type more quickly and accurately on my iPhone? I used to have a Droid with…


Sound Advice: Several new Bluetooth speaker models are worth a listen

Q: I am looking for a new Bluetooth speaker. Is there anything new to talk about before I start shopping?A: I have come across some…