Insignia NS-STR514-C 2 Channel Bluetooth Stereo Receiver

  • Model #: NS-STR514-C
  • Web Code: 10291781


Immerse the room in layers of beautiful sound with this Insignia Bluetooth Stereo Receiver. Whether you're listening to music or enjoying a movie, you'll get amazing, rich audio.

More Information

  • Includes 4 inputs and 2 outputs
  • 200 watts total power
  • AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets
  • Includes 4 audio inputs
  • Wireless Bluetooth capability

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • QSG
  • Antena (FR
  • AM)
  • Remocon
  • Battery
  • Poly Bag
  • Cushion
  • PE Sheet
  • Remote

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Receiver Features
  • Power Per Channel - RMS
    8ohms 2 *100W
  • High Current
  • Radio Tuner
    FM/AM Radio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple AirPlay
  • Google Cast
  • Spotify
  • TuneIn Radio
  • AllPlay
  • DTS Play-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Network Ready
  • On-Screen Display
  • Wireless Multi-Room Capability
  • Remote Control Type
  • Inputs/Outputs
  • Number of Audio Inputs
  • Phono Inputs
  • Headphone Jack
  • Dimensions
  • Width
    44 cm
  • Height
    14.1 cm
  • Depth
    37.8 cm
  • Weight
    7.7 kg
  • Width (Inches)
    17.32 in
  • Height (Inches)
    5.55 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    14.88 in
  • Weight (lbs)
    17 lb
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
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Positive 95%

65 Reviews

Critical 4%

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  • from Montréal, QC

Very decent for the price

Bought it at half off, powerful sound for the price, won't amaze you with the quality or number of inputs but it was powerful enough to drive some decent speakers which is what you need

  • from Richmond, BC

Good basic stereo receiver

The Best Buy specs are wrong. It does not have 4 inputs, it has3 inputs and 2 outputs, Three inputs is pretty limiting, but otherwise it has enough power to drive large speakers and Bluetooth works well.

  • from Toronto, ON

tuner good but sound quality poor

Bought this for a fourth receiver. Can't recommend it to anyone because the sound just can't compare with a decent unit. If you need something for your number one receiver then you might consider saving up another hundred or two.

  • from Toronto, ON

no turntable ground!!! sucks big time

no turntable input ground, must buy so more money!! sucks

  • from Toronto, ON

Purchased August 2017

I purchased the receiver to power my outdoor speakers when it was on sale. Was concerned about good stereo reception as it it sits in my pantry - no problem with reception. Good basic receiver at a reasonable price & easy to set-up. Overall I would recommend receiver. I would give it a 5 star but the last star is reserved for durability only had it for a month - so far no problems.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Bang vs Buck

Great. Got it on sale online. Was here in just over 24 hours. Easy to set up. I would recommend it.

  • from Toronto, ON

Good basic receiver

I'm using this receiver to power a pair of bass shakers for my home theatre. It works well and provides ample power to them (each shaker is 50W). However, this receiver does have a couple issues if you plan on using it as a secondary amp in an integrated setup: 1. This receiver does not have an "auto-power on" trigger - you need to physically turn it on using the remote. 2. The volume is reset to level 36 (out of 65) each time the unit is powered on... so if you're using this as a remote amplifier (i.e. outdoor speakers, bass shakers, remote room) you'll need to turn up the volume each time the unit is powered on. But I can't complain much, when this unit is on sale it is a great price. Quality is good and it sounds fine.

  • from Youngs Cove, NB

Good buy

Works great and sound good, as good as our more expensive Onkyo. Simple to operate and works well with all the devices tried so far. Great buy for the money. Bought a second one for my shop when it came on sale again.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Good Punch for the Price

Excellent unit ! Great sound from either pair of speakers (or Both). Paired up with my i-mac (Sitting below stereo) effortlessly to play my entire music library via Bluetooth

  • from Québec, QC

Excellent ACHAT ne pas hésiter

J'ai acheté ce récepteur sans attente car a ce prix ces déjà un gros deal. Ma surprise fut de très haut niveau. Bluethoot - tuner- son- tout excellent.... facile a utiliser, télécommande..etc j'avais un Denon de 20 ans 100 w récepteur. magnifique pour le prix xxxxx

  • from Medicine Hat, AB

Insignia NS-STR514

The delivery was fast, and it fits my needs perfectly. The bluetooth works very well and paired with iphone 6 really easy, also sounds great.

  • from Thunder Bay

sometimes simple is good.

this is not a home theater amp, it is not fancy with lots of features.... for me that made it perfect. i am using this amp for my desktop computer/music/video editing suite. it couldn't be easier to set up. i have 2 pair of 8ohm speakers and it runs all four no problem. banana plugs are recommended but not needed. like most units these days... the remote is key - don't lose it. bluetooth connects quickly and with no fuss. bass and treble controls work fine. i like being able to turn off the front display - makes my setup look clean. i would buy again... and recommend.

  • from Victoria, BC

What You Would Expect at this Price Point

Value really shows at higher volume. In our case we have these in a smaller room hence mostly at lower volume. In this case my computer speakers, my wireless speakers off the computer and even the built in speakers in the TV provide clearer sound. So it boils down to how you plan to use this.

  • from Montréal, QC


This is perfect for my soung great...well built and easy to install and use.......Great product

  • from Gatineau

great buy, great music experience.

this is my first receiver. I paired it with two bookshelf speaker. I listen music through Bluetooth from my cellphone. it sounds fantastic to me. I love Bluetooth!

  • from Montréal, QC

Awesome!!! Sound is great!

Great product at a little price and good quality! You can put up to 4 speakers of 50W on it and works great!

  • from Calgary, AB

Good receiver

I just purchased this for the Bluetooth feature as I needed it to play music via my Ipad or IPhone on my outdoor speakers and this receiver for the great deal with Bluetooth and it suits its purpose well I would recommend it for sure.

  • from Parksville, BC

excellent receiver

Great sounding receiver, BT works perfectly, looks clean and simple. Only draw back would be the lack of a sub pre out but some subs have a line in option so it could be sorted out. Very happy with the speed of shipping (next day!) and it was free. Great job Best Buy!

  • from Parksville, BC

excellent receiver

Great sound quality, simple to use, BT works perfectly. As others have written the only thing that would really make it outstanding is a SUB pre-out but some subs accept a line in connection... Got it on sale but even at regular price it's hard to beat for the money. Shipping was next day and best of all free! Nice work Best Buy!

  • from Deep River, ON

Major Change in How I Listen to Music

The phrase ”Wireless Bluetooth capability” needs clarification: this receiver can receive a Bluetooth signal that conveys sound to be amplified, but it does not put out the sound in a Bluetooth signal, e.g. to headphones. This receiver also conveys “start”, “pause”, and “skip” signals from its remote control to the sound source. In my case, the source is a cheap, pocket-sized tablet computer with added 128 gigabyte SD card (both also from BB ☺) that can hold all of my large music collection. I can’t imagine greater convenience, as it pairs instantly with my source, and the sound is clean as I move around my modestly-sized house with the source handy in my pocket. There are two disappointments, minor enough not to affect my rating: (1) If AC power is interrupted then restored, the receiver comes up in “Standby”, so it can’t be switched by my appliance control system. (My workaround involves an ancient graphic equalizer with old-fashioned mechanical controls that stay put.) (2) I can’t make my two receivers simultaneously put out the signal from my source. I suspect that this limitation is inherent in Bluetooth, or maybe in my pocket computer. It’s not serious.

  • from Pickering, ON

Good product at the price, But... no usb support

Good product. Low price with fair quality. Reliable. Bluetooth is useful to stream music from mobile device. But no usb device support is a problem.

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Great Basic Receiver!

Great receiver for the price. It would have been nice to have had a built-in phono preamp, but I think that would be asking too much at this price level. It plays the FM & AM stations well using the included antennas. The Aux. connection allows me to play my Itunes music. The 100 watts per channel is more than enough power to produce nice clear sound through my vintage high end tower speakers. There are also enough treble & Bass presets for me to provide great sound. If you are looking for a great basic receiver with lots of 2 channel power, this receiver should more than satisfy your needs.

  • from Collingwood, ON

Great for the price

Bought this amp for kitchen speakers and outdoor on the deck speakers. Btooth works great and the Radio features presets etc are good. The remote even controls my Btooth device for track advance. Great buy. Only knock is just wish it had a Sub output.

  • from Toronto, ON

Well worth it for Music

Purchased this strictly for home stereo setup to play music and am very pleased with ease of setup and use. Found out it has Bluetooth which is an added bonus. I wouldn't purchase this unit for home theatre setup.

  • from Fruitvale BC

A great product for a great price!

Bought this unit to replace a older high end model that was too complicated and had outlived its usefulness. It came when they said it would and the sound and quality is amazing, even for the price that I paid for the unit. Simply but effective controls, a solid piece of electronic engineering. First time to buy online and Best Buy did a wonderful job.

  • from Burlington, Ontario

STR 514 Receiver

I bought this unit a few weeks ago to replace an old 35yr Sony receiver with surround etc. I needed an inexpensive receiver for FM a cd player and two speakers indoor and two outdoor speakers at times. This unit was perfect got it on sale for less than Price. The set up was easy but would prefer speaker wire connection that are pressure release as the bottom terminals are awkward (small Issue) The unit out of the box worked great, very clear sound on all speakers. I am surprised there is a remote at this price. Cd worked fine plus Btooth. I have bookend speakers not great but good sound with this unit may upgrade speakers. If you need a simple low cost unit this price is hard to beat. As I said only had for a few weeks, will write another review after 6 mths. JN

  • from Keswick, ON

Awesome receiver

Replaced a high end NAD amp and this product sounds better. Love the Bluetooth. The product couldn't be better.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Insignia NS-STR514-C Receiver

Happy with purchase.exellent quality for the price,recommend for moderate listener.

  • from Kirkland, QC

Good purchase

Very happy with the product. I needed something simple and easy to use and it meets that perfectly, the sound quality to me is very good. I hooked it up with speakers I already had and results were great. The blue tooth setup is very simple and is worth mentioning. Overall a good buy for the price.

  • from Calgary, AB

Great price awesome sound

The bluetooth connected easily and sounds fantastic. I was surprised this receiver comes with a remote and I can skip tracks playing on my phone with the remote and with the control buttons on the receiver unit. Another reviewed wrote they couldn't control volume from their phone but I can from my iPhone, although sound quality seems best at full volume. Easy to change volume from the unit or the remote. I would highly recommend this unit if your looking for a basic no frills amp.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Not 5 stars because...

I've only had the unit for a very short while so it's hard to justify 5 stars. That said, the sound I get through my Polk T600s is quite remarkable. The setup was a snap and the Bluetooth connection could not have been simpler. My only issue is that the Bluetooth volume on my phone does not control the volume with this unit (it does with other devices). I don't know yet if that is a phone (BlackBerry) issue or the amp. All in all, a great buy for the price.

  • from Saint Albert, AB

Surprisingly great sound for so little investment.

If all you need is a 2-channel stereo receiver for home audio, this unit powers two sets of speakers with ease and great sound. An excellent buy.

  • from Calgary, AB


Runs the speakers all over my home and works great. Love that it's Bluetooth, so easy and fun to use. Great value

  • from Red Deer, AB

Works very well.

I use it to run the stereo in my garage. I bought it mainly so that I could hook up my phone with Bluetooth. It is easy to use and sounds good.

  • from Toronto, ON


Bought on Boxing Day. Works as described. I mainly got it for the Bluetooth connectivity. nice sleek design to it. Good value.

  • from St. John's, NL

Would recommend

Arrived on time and workers as described .

  • from Kingston, ON

Excellent for the price

The sound quality of this receiver exceeded my expectations. The remote is well laid out simple to use. FM tuner is very clear. It seems to clean up the static on weak stations while still staying in stereo. Although if the station is too weak you don't hear the station at all it mutes out completely. I wished the inputs would have been labeled DVD, TV, Video instead of Aux 1, Aux 2, Aux 3 but that is pretty minor. Bluetooth was easy to setup and worked great. Overall a great unit, on a budget I recommend this unit.

  • from St. John's, NL

Fabulous for the price.

Great little receiver. Reason for buying was Bluetooth. It works great and you won't get a Bluetooth like this for anywhere near the price.

  • from Calgary, AB

A Good Basic Receiver

I have had this unit for several weeks now. Works well and sounds pretty good. The Bluetooth works very well. I can tie into my phone or my desktop CPU very easily to use streaming audio (Accuradio,Tunein etc) or music from Itunes.

  • from Surrey . BC

Always automatic turn off and replace twice.

Always automatic turn off. I saw the manual said wait a mins to re turn-on how ever still have issue and replace it . The second one still have same issue.

  • from Hamilton, ON

Good Value

Have only had this unit a couple of weeks. Would be more helpful if we were asked for a review after 6 or 12 months. Having said that it sounds excellent for the money. Have them paired with Polk RTi4 speakers (which are also new) and it does everything I wanted. It is quite physically large (check the measurements carefully if you have limited space) and looks great. The remote control is elegant and functionally simple and no setup required. I have not tried Bluetooth yet. Overall, I am very happy with it and for the sale price it is an excellent value purchase.

  • from ottawa, ON

Great value for the price

A lot bigger than expected, looks very nice and the features are nice. I would recommend it to anyone who need a no frills Stereo amp. Remote works very well and setup was easy. My only gripe is no loudness button. ;)

  • from Ontario

Great Receiver

Needed a small receiver for our patio area so I picked this one up. Great receiver especially for the price point! The product specs are quite misleading though as the manual does not mention anything about banana plugs and I wired up my speakers with bare wire inserted into the speaker output terminals as per the manuals instructions. Also, i am running a set of speakers in our kitchen as well and can run both channels A and B independently or simultaneously, not strictly independent as indicated in the product description. As well, there are 3 aux inputs, a CD input and the bluetooth input, all 5 of which work great. The bluetooth sets up automatically in seconds and works awesome. The write up seems to be trying to discourage people from buying this model and moving to a more expensive product. All in all a great, low cost stereo receiver! Definitely doesn't sound like a budget receiver!

  • from Thunder Bay On

Issue with the online name

On the ad, it is spelled 'Blutooth' instead of Bluetooth hopefully someone can see this review and correct it.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great value

First unit had an issue. Took it back and received replacement the next day. This one works great. Pairing is virtually instant. Great value.

  • from London, ON

Great Buy!

This receiver is set up in my pool house. It was very easy to set up and the bluetooth technology works really well. I'm completely happy with this purchase.

  • from Toronto, ON

I'd reccomend

Just got a replacement as one channel in Bluetooth mode didnt work. Best Buy replaced it almost instantly (next day). Features and sound quality are pretty good. Bluetooth works from at least 40 ft (receiver is in a cabinet outdoors) . I got this for outside for 3 months/year ......price was right .

  • from Berwick Nove Scotia

Great receiver

Have only had this for a couple of weeks now, but so far, so good. I took it out on my deck, the other day, and it sounded awesome. Great price and great sound, so very impressed.

  • from Calgary, AB

Basic but good so far

Have had this unit for only a couple weeks. This is our fourth receiver in the house, and just wanted something fairly basic for the home gym, and that's what we got... Not going to write a scathing review on the sound quality of a receiver purchased at this price point, so will say that the bluetooth feature works quite well, and everything else you expect out of a basic receiver is there. In terms of sound, there are bass/treble controls, and honestly if it only had midrange to tweak the sound I'd likely give it 5 stars at this price! As for power, it does seem that I need to crank it up quite a bit to get the level desired for both bluetooth music & TV sound. Suggest good quality & sized speakers to draw as much range out of the unit as possible. Currently paired with 2 Polk Rti4's (initial setup with smaller Polk R150's sounded poor).

  • from Richmond, BC

Super value deal

This machine looks very classy indeed. The controls are solid and the remote control is so well set up. Bass and Treble and immediately adjustable on the remote. No complicated menu at all. I love the power and sound to two or four speakers which, by the way, uses Banana Plug configuration for input. I just bought myself a 50 ft speaker wire cable and a set of banana plugs and set it up for output to two Pro-Audio tower speakers and it's very simple. The range of the treble/bass control is quite a great range so I dont even need my subwoofer anymore. I love it and the price still surprises me. I would have gladly paid twice that. What a deal !

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