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Hardware Information


RideAmp-250Q has a variety of dedicated hardware for the purpose of configuration, status monitoring, and interfacing to other hardware. This section covers these features in more detail.

Indicator LEDs

The top panel of RideAmp has a full set of indicator LEDs to provide an overall status of different features of the device. This includes power, network, audio signal, and amplifier status. Read on for details on the functionality of each LED.


The status indicator LEDs are located in the lower left corner of the front-panel.

LED State Description
OFF No Power
BLUE DC Power Applied - System OK
RED DC Power Applied - System FAULT


These indicators display both network link and activity for all the Network Audio ethernet ports.

LED State Description
OFF No Network Link
SOLID ORANGE Network Link Active - No activity detected
BLINKING ORANGE Network Link Active - Activity detected


These indicators display the signal activity for all 4 audio outputs as well as the mute status.

LED State Description
OFF No Audio Signal
GREEN Active Audio Signal
RED Audio Output is MUTED


These indicators display the operational status of each amplifier channel.

LED State Description
PULSING ORANGE Amplifier OK - Audio Clipping
SOLID ORANGE Thermal Warning or Single Fan Failure
FLASHING ORANGE Recorded Warning (Recovered)
SOLID RED Amplifier Fault - Thermal, Overload Protect, Dual Fan Failure
FLASHING RED Recorded Fault (Recovered)

NOTE: The amplifier will attempt to auto-clear faults every 10 seconds. Note, hard mutes are engaged on thermal fault condition only.


Speaker Outputs

This is where you connect speakers to the RideAmp. You can wire up to 4 discrete channels of 4-ohm speakers at up to 255W each (or 150W each at 8 ohms), or you can bridge each channel pair to achieve up to 500W x 2 channels into 2 ohms (or 290W each at 4 ohms bridged).


Connector Information

Speaker Connector
Connector Type 2x4 Molex Mini-Fit Jr.
Mating Plug Molex 0039012080
Mating Pins Molex 0039000185
Recommended Wire 16 AWG Stranded


Plug pinout (Wire-Side View)

Non-Bridged Wiring

The following pinouts apply when speaker outputs are being used individually for up to 255W operation.

Speakers (Non-Bridged)
Speaker 1 (-) 1
Speaker 1 (+) 9
Speaker 2 (-) 2
Speaker 2 (+) 10
Speaker 3 (-) 3
Speaker 3 (+) 11
Speaker 4 (-) 4
Speaker 4 (+) 12

Bridged Wiring

The following pinouts apply when speaker outputs are bridged for up to 500W operation. Bridging is configured within the RideAmp Utilities application.

Speakers (Bridged)
Speaker 1/2 (-) 1+2
Speaker 1/2 (+) 5+6
Speaker 3/4 (-) 3+4
Speaker 3/4 (+) 7-8

Amplifier Disable Input

The Disable Input is a discrete contact-closure input that will disable the amplifier when shorted. When left disconnected the amplifier defaults to Enabled.

Connector Information

Amp Disable Connector
Connector Type 1x2 Molex Mini-Fit Jr.
Mating Plug Molex 0039012025
Mating Pins Molex 0039000185
Recommended Wire 16 AWG Stranded


Plug pinout (Wire-Side View)

A Contact closure between Pin 1 and Pin 2 will disable the amplifier. (The resultant current flowing through the external is minimal and on the order of 10-20 mA).


RideAmp provides a total of two M12 X-Coded network ports. These ports are devoted to a 4x0 (4 inputs, 0 outputs) network audio interface that supports the AES67 and Dante standards. When using Dante, these ports also pass back important status information via the network link to a RidePlayer for monitoring amplifier health.

Two connectors are provided for each of these network connections to allow multiple RideAmp units to be daisy-chained without the need for an external M12 Ethernet switch. These ports can also be configured for redundancy as part of the Dante capabilities.

Connector Information

Network Connector
Connector Type M12 X-Code Female
Mating Plug M12 X-Code Male


RideAmp can operate from any DC power source with a voltage between 18-50VDC. A single inline automotive blade fuse (40A/80V) is accessible on the RideAmp connector panel. Voltage levels are electronically monitored, and low voltage conditions can be reported back via the network audio connection to a RidePlayer. A shutdown voltage threshold can also be programmed, so that the amplifier is automatically disabled below a set minimum voltage.

Connector Information

Power Connector
Connector Type 1x2 Molex Mini-Fit Sr.
Mating Plug Molex 0428160212
Mating Pins Molex 0428150012
Recommended Wire 8 AWG Stranded


Power Connector
DC Power (-) 1
DC Power (+) 2


RideAmp is equipped with a standard USB-C connector which is used to communicate with a PC laptop running the RideAmp Utility Application. This port can also be used to perform firmware updates when necessary.

Configuration Switches

These configuration switches can be used to apply different modes and actions, such as resetting factory defaults. DOWN is the ON position.

D1 - Reset Defaults
ON (DOWN) Reset Factory Defaults
OFF (UP) Normal Operation
D2 - Bootloader Mode
ON (DOWN) Force Bootloader Mode
OFF (UP) Normal Operation
D3 - Unused
ON (DOWN) Normal Operation
OFF (UP) Normal Operation
D4 - Unused
ON (DOWN) Normal Operation
OFF (UP) Normal Operation