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JBL Horizon

The JBL Horizon clock radio starts your day with room-filling JBL stereo sound, enriched with the multi-sensory ambient glow of LED lights. The Horizon features two separate customizable alarms, for you or your partner. Wake up to one of three original digital alarm tones, the FM station of your choice, music from your smart phone via Bluetooth or a traditional buzzer. It offers five programmable FM radio presets, and can also stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth phone or tablet. The Horizon features a compact design suitable for placement on any nightstand or kitchen shelf. The crisp LCD clock display has a built-in light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness according to the environment. Two USB ports can fast-charge your devices, including phones, tablets and wearables. The large Snooze/Light button combined with the clear LCD display makes JBL Horizon easy to use even when you are drowsy, and the built in battery backup system ensures you will always wake up, even during a power outage.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Rated Power Input 2 x 5W
Weight (g) 890

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 70Hz - 20kHz

Dimension Specifications

Dimensions (cm) 16 x 18.3 x 8.6
Dimensions (in) 6.29 x 7.2 x 3.38
Weight (kgs) 0.89
Weight (lbs) 1.96
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads


What’s in the Box

  • 1 x JBL Horizon
  • 1 x Power adaptor (13V 2.2A) with exchangeable plugs
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x FM antenna
  • 1 x Safety Sheet

FAQs & How-Tos

  • How to Reset to Factory Settings

    Press and hold the 'DAB/FM' & 'Preset 1' buttons for more than 2 seconds. The Horizon 2 is now reset to the default factory settings.
  • Sleep Mode Functionality

    The Horizon 2 does not have sleep mode functionality.


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  • Alarm Settings

    You must first set a radio preset by tuning to a radio station and holding down the 1, 2, or 3 button to save it. After this, the preset will be an option when setting up a new alarm.

    When setting up the alarm, the options will be displayed in the following order:

    ​​​​​​1. Set Alarm Hour.
    2. Set Alarm Minute.
    3. Set Recurrence - Weekday/Once.
    4. Set Ringtone - 4 built-in alarm tones or radio preset 1/2/3 (see information above).
    5. Set Light - On/Off.


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  • Alarm Volume Adjustment

    You can easily adjust the volume to your choosing while setting your alarm on the Horizon 2. When setting your alarm, choose the Alarm Bell 1 or the Alarm Bell 2 on the top of the speaker. As you go through your settings when choosing an alarm time, it will give you the option to adjust the volume setting you wish to have on the alarm. Just simply adjust the volume by turning the volume knob on the top of the speaker. After you choose the volume, press the volume knob once to move to the next settings option. 
    Please note: the alarm volume will gradually increase until you choose to either snooze or turn the alarm off completely. 
  • Can Horizon wake you up with Bluetooth music from a telephone?

    Yes, if a telephone is connected via Bluetooth to Horizon, this is possible. When adjusting the wake-up timer, there will be an option to select various wake-up tones, or Bluetooth sound. Select Bluetooth as source, while the telephone is playing the music stored locally, or streaming what you want as wake-up music. When the wake-up adjustment is finished, music will be playing over Bluetooth through the Horizon. Press Pause on the source telephone, or press the round selector button (between the two arrow-buttons) on the Horizon to pause the music. Now the system is ready to wake you up with Bluetooth music. When wake-up time arrives, Horizon sends a Play command to the telephone, and music plays via Bluetooth. You can use music that is stored in the phone, use Spotify or play from the cloud. This has been tested with both iPhone 6 and Samsung S6, and should work flawlessly.

  • How to Turn Off or Snooze the Alarm

    Once an alarm is set and starts to ring, it can be snoozed by tapping the large central knob/button on the top of the unit (circled in yellow in the image below). If this button is held for more than 2 seconds it will turn off the alarm.

    The duration of the snooze cannot be changed and is fixed to 9 minutes. The alarm will continue to ring for 3 minutes if not turned off or snoozed, it will automatically snooze after this time. It will automatically snooze for a maximum of 3 times, but if the snooze button is used before this, the alarm can be snoozed an unlimited number of times.

    Once snoozed, the display shows the time that the alarm will next ring. To keep the radio playing after the alarm is turned off, press one of the 3 preset buttons or the DAB/FM button as desired.


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  • Can I do something to have my Horizon wake me up with lower volume than the built-in alarms?

    Since the internal wake-up signals and FM radio do not permit adjustment of the wake-up signal volume, it may be desirable to use an alternative signal source. Connect a smartphone with Bluetooth, and set the Horizon to use the Bluetooth input for wake-up sound. If you reduce the output volume on your smartphone to a suitable level, you will experience a much lower signal volume when Horizon activates the smartphone through Bluetooth when the wake-up time has been reached. With a smartphone, both music from the phone's internal memory, its FM radio, web radio or streamed music may be used. If you want to wake up to a certain song, select the desired tune on the phone, and when it receives the Play command from Horizon, it will begin the right tune.

  • How is it possible to check the software version of a JBL Horizon?

    By pressing and holding the Bluetooth and the Volume PLUS buttons at the same time. The software version is shown in the display.

  • Is it possible to adjust light intensity on the display or the back panel ring lamp?

    The lights cannot be adjusted by user. The digital front panel display has automatic light intensity adjustment, which follows the level of light in the room.

  • How do I keep the radio playing after having been awakened by radio?

    After the wake-up process is finished, and the radio alarm has been turned off by pressing the alarm button, it is necessary to press the radio button to keep the radio playing.

  • Changing the Battery

    On the bottom panel, rotate the battery cover into the unlocked position and remove the cover. Press the battery clip visible on the back side of the battery compartment to allow the existing battery to come out. Then insert the new battery in the slot with the + side visible (facing up), and install the battery cover again. Rotate the battery cover to lock it into place.

  • Where can i find the serial number for Horizon alarm clock?

    At the bottom of your Horizon alarm clock, you will see a little cap where the backup-battery resides. Turn the cover lid left to open it, and on the back of the cover lid, you will see the serial number.

  • Horizon 2: How to Turn Off/Bluetooth Standby Time

    To turn off the Horizon 2, Press the 'DAB/FM' button until no radio is playing.
    This works in the order (from standby/off): DAB / FM / Off.

    In Bluetooth mode, if the phone or tablet is disconnected, or nothing is played for 10 minutes, the Horizon 2 will go into standby mode automatically (not changeable).


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  • Alarm and backup battery information

    On backup battery power, please wait 50 seconds for the alarm to turn off automatically.


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  • Screen brightness information

    If the screen appears dark, try repositioning the Horizon 2 for the light sensor to work to the fullest. In some positions, the Horizon 2 cannot effectively detect the ambient light level in the room. 


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  • For how long does the alarm sound, if it is not interrupted?

    Horizon's alarm sounds for 3 minutes, then it shuts off, or rather it goes into snooze, for 9 minutes. Then it sounds the alarm again for 3 minutes, followed by snooze for another 9 minutes. After this final snooze period, it starts playing, and keeps on playing until it is manually shut off. The light shuts off with the audio.

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