The beat goes on

Doran Oster, founder of Alachua-based Sabine, which makes professional audio equipment and music accessories, holds a receiver board for the company’s wireless microphone system.

Doug Finger
Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:19 a.m.

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ClearOne acquired Alachua-based audio equipment manufacturer Sabine in a $9 million cash and stock deal. Sabine has been supplying wireless microphone products sold under the ClearOne brand since late 2012. The company plans to keep Sabine’s 45,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Alachua. Doran Oster started Sabine as a retail instrument shop in Gainesville in 1974 and went on to develop a capo guitar accessory, a best-selling tuner sold at music stores around the nation, and many other sound products.

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