The No. 8 weighs 62 pounds and stands 5.5 inches high by 17 inches wide by 14 inches deep. Underneath the meters are brass push buttons that change the sensitivity of their readouts (LEDs that glow either orange/green also show what level has been selected). Between the power meters is an engraved Coda emblem that also is brass in color. Right in the top center is the brass on/off button. The top plate has a larger version of the Coda emblem engraved into it, and the numerous heat fins are polished off so that there are no nasty sharp edges to be concerned with.
In the middle of the back plate is where a set of XLR and RCA inputs are located, along with the IEC input and master on/off switch. Flanking the inputs are double speaker wire terminals, for bi-wiring if desired, that are very high quality and insure a secure connection with either banana plugs or spade-ended wires. Visually, the No. 8 is an extremely attractive looking piece with its beautiful looking blue-lit twin meters and very handsome engraved chassis work. It delivers 150 watts into 8 ohms and 300 watts into 4 ohms. The first 18 watts of power is pure Class A. Internally, it has 20 individual output transistors per channel, with a combined power capability of 3,600 watts and 75 amps with a bandwidth of 10 MHz.