Insignia NS-R2001 200W 2.0 Channel Stereo Receiver

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Expert Review

Insignia is a Best Buy-exclusive brand, so you're not likely to find the NS-R2001 at many other retailers. Although many people tend to avoid in-house brands like this (fearing poor quality and performance), this is not always the case. The Insignia NS-R2001 certainly isn’t fancy, and won’t meet more demanding home theater needs, but it offers an affordable way to acquire a stereo receiver for basic use.

The NS-R2001 is rated at 100 watts for each of its two channels, and delivers good sound for the price. Connectivity is lacking a subwoofer out or anything digital, but the three analog audio inputs, two analog audio outputs, single phono input, and RF antenna input are decent for the money. Basic bass, treble, and balance controls are included, as well as A/B speaker switching capability. Although this receiver is clearly an entry-level offering, it delivers a solid combination of performance and price.Rating: 4.25/5

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