The LP60X comes in four different versions, and funny enough, all of them contain black as either a primary or secondary color. You can get this record player in black, brown and black, gunmetal and black, or red and black.
I also really like the buttons on this record player, as well. On the original LP60, the buttons on the front panel were bigger, wider, and stuck out further from the turntable’s panel.
Again, this is a more refined looking turntable, so the front panel buttons are now circular and a bit more recessed into the panel itself. To me, it gives off a less showy and cheap vibe and more of a classy visual appeal. It’s in no way a big deal in the long run, but visually, I much prefer the look of the LP60X.
Another small but improved visual detail that I like is how the dust cover meets the top of the turntable. On the LP60, the dustcover came down onto the turntable and meet the record player’s edges with little room for margin.
The AT-LP60X allows it’s dust cover to come down, with about an inch (maybe less) or room to remain in the front. And that extra room serves as a description panel for the front facing buttons. So now, you can—from the top down—see which button changes the speed of the record player, which button starts and stops the turntable, and which button lifts the tonearm up and down.
Again, not a major deal, but it’s worth nothing that those graphics used to be on the front panel of the AT-60. So, in order to see them, you’d have to be facing the turntable—it wasn’t as easy to read them when you were standing over the record player itself about to play or change a record.
Now, as you hover over the record player, you simply look down to see which button does which, thanks to Audio-Technica moving this text up from the front panel to the top of the turntable in front of the dust cover.
A small but really nice touch.