132-1 "Ambassador" Ch= 132-1

Crosley Radio Corp.; Cincinnati (OH)

  • Year
  • 1932/1933
perfect model
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 36219

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 12
  • Main principle
  • Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 181.5 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 8 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / Either transformer: 60 cycles, 117.5V or 60 cycles, 235 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • 2 Loudspeakers
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 132-1 "Ambassador" Ch= 132-1 - Crosley Radio Corp.;
  • Shape
  • Console with any shape - in general
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 26 x 45.5 x 14 inch / 660 x 1156 x 356 mm
  • Notes
  • The Crosley 132-1 "Ambassador" is an AC operated 12 tube BC band receiver.  Has push pull audio output stage and Qty(2) Electro Magnetic Dynamic speakers. Also has RF gain stage, separate oscillator circuit, two stage IF amplifier, AVC circuit and push pull audio pre-driver stage.  BC band tuning range is 550 to 1750kHz.

    From the Crosley News Brochure:  The beautiful front panel is of walnut veneer with stump walnut overlay.  The gracefully curved arch is of figured California "V" matched walnut veneer.  The apron is of "V" matched straight grained walnut veneer.  The collar is of Macassar ebony veneer.  A delightful effect is obtained by using stump walnut veneer on the rounded pilasters.  Walnut veneer is used on the top and sides.  The entire cabinet is hand rubbed.

    ...incorporate class "B" amplification, silent automatic volume control, four gang tuning condenser, double tuned image suppresor pre-selector, meter tuning, full floating moving coil dual dynamic speakers and many other recent developments.

    Two of the new type 46 tubes are used in the class B amplifier circuit.  These tubes will deliver over 25 watts output.

    In many cases Crosley used the chassis number as the model number, and added a model name to some models to help distinguish versions that used common chassis.  Here are the models that used the 132-1 chassis versions:

    Model Model Type Chassis
    Ambassador Console 132-1
    Chief Console 132-1
    Commissioner Console 132-1
    Symphony Console 132-1


  • Price in first year of sale
  • 119.50 $ !
  • External source of data
  • Ernst Erb
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 3 = 1933 and before
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • - - Manufacturers Literature (The Crosley Service Bulletin No. 37 Dated Aug. 15, 1932)
  • Literature/Schematics (4)
  • - - Manufacturers Literature (Crosley News Brochure Dated June 1932)

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