Hello Andre Lev,
one can buy a CS11 everwhere but happened with the CS8, I can hardly find a shop online or in real life selling one.
But it still appears on KawaiÂ´s website!
The CS8 has been discontinued.
Some stores may still have inventory of this product, however Kawai Japan is no longer producing this instrument.
Having a CA98 for my work at school I must say, it is not the same graet sond as the CS10 (which I owned) or the CS8..
Sounds muffled and dead...as astrange as this sounds, maybe a matter of taste..or ears...
The CA98 (and other instruments that use the same technology) features two sound engines:
- SK-EX Rendering: This is Kawai's latest piano sound engine, with multi-channel sampling and 88-key resonance modelling. This sound engine is active in "Pianist mode".
- Harmonic Imaging XL: This is Kawai's previous generation piano sound engine, and the same as that found in the CS11/CS8. This sound engine is active in "Sound mode".
Personally, I greatly prefer the latest sound engine, how if you prefer the former 'CS11/CS8) sound engine, it is still available by using "Sound mode".
I hope this helps.