Audiophile speakers VS Studio Monitors.

Hi everyone. I record and mix music at home, and I'm wondering about audiophile speakers. Would you folks say that typically audiophile speakers will represent music more accurately than say Mackie, Dynaudio or ADAM studio monitors, for example?
I want to upgrade my KRK studio monitors, and I'm wondering if studio monitors are nothing more than a cheap imitation of audiophile speakers?
For recording and mixing, do you folks think I will do better with audiophile speakers like B&W Nautilus 805's than I would with some Mackie's?
I would go with a set of studio monitors which can get in the extreamley pricey range. I advise going to some local studios and expeeriencing their setups if possible. I know in Nashville its easy to get access to RCA Studio's A,B,C and Oceanway studio's whcih all have excellent set ups. Also for mixing music alot of people mix on several sets of speakers before the mastering is finished. Also they typically do it through headphones and several sets of speakers. Or this is what my friends tell me Im just a student at Belmont Univ. so I dont know as well as some other people I just know what Im told.
I see photographs of really famous musicians in their home studios using really, in my opinon, average speakes, like that Yamaha model with the white 6 or 8 inch woofer 2-way. You've got to be able to do better than that! Only problem I'm thinking of is that many hi-end speakers have ports in the back, whereas studios usually need placement on a shelf or on top of the mixer against a wall.
I am not an expert so I hate to answer this but... If I were you I might research Tannoy's line of monitors the 15"dmtII is used in alot of studios around the world. you see them here on audiogon and on ebay for below $2000 which in my opinion is a deal. They have a world class cabinet with a high efficiency dual concentric driver. The FR is very flat .
Thanx for the responses, guys.
What's funny about how I mix is that I use a 31 band EQ to force my monitors to sound like regular speakers. I raise up the bottom end and the top end while leaving the mid-range alone.
I'm thinking that buying ultra-flat monitors would be silly considering that I will most likely boost the top and bottom anyway.
The Yamaha's with the ugly white woofers that were mentioned are called NS-10's. They are famous and infamous. They fetch a nice price on Ebay nowadays. They're popular because they represent the limitations one might find in a $50 speaker from Radio Shack. They break up at the right moment to show when you've got the bottom too high, and they have a hissy shrill top-end which people normally cover with tissue to keep ear fatigue down.
The idea is, if one can get a mix to sound good on NS-10's, then your mix should sound good anywhere.
I can't see a used set of NS-10's being worth $800, but I saw a set just now for that price. Absurd.
I'm also considering the Studio model by Audes.
Hard to believe, but I met a guy while at a concert at The Bottom Line in NYC (I think it was Bill Bruford's Earthworks) who said he was a studio tech, said he used a pair of Spica TC-50's for mixdown.. pretty unusual as these are about the opposite in terms of power handling from, say, a pair of JBL L-100's.
The Tannoy's, I've heard, are pretty good. I've been to one church that used some large Tannoys for PA, they sounded good.
I am also very interested in this question. I am trying to figure out a good home studio setup which will work part-time as a regular nice-sounding home stereo. I have a pair of Spendor LS 3/5a's that I've been using, but those are really hard to get good high and low end precision out of. I have been researching a couple other options, like the Epos ES12 or ES14, but those are definitely more audiophile than studio monitor. I was just reading about the Green Mountain Audio Europas which many seem to love, but I can't see any threads that talk about them in a specific studio setting. Does anyone else have any advice on these speaker lines?
everybody needs to look at nht pro M60Xd. i have not yet heard them but from what i have read they sound like the speaker of the future. the idea of putting your signal through a computer controled crossover will turn off a lot of people. ok probbly 98% of all audiophiles. even if you could get a flat responce +/_ .1 or .2 db it would be like cheating. it does seem too good to be true with the wireless sub, amps included for like under 4K. if anybody knows the lowdown on these i would like to hear. from the begining of time speakers have been tested for freq resp. trying to make it as flat as possable, and they (nht) seems to have jumped to the front of the line in one big step. i think in the future the brick wall crossover technoligy will be offered by most of the major players. of course this is new tech and there will likely be bugs at first.
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just my 2 cents
if you want the best studio monitors try jbl k2s9800,they are very rare and expensive but worth every penny!!!
Still have my K-roc's from 4 years ago in another system...They are very good for nearfield and though they are the only model I have heard from them,I always am glad of that purchase.Have not heard the Mackie,Tannoy or the other you mention,but for what your doing,you are in the groove regarding quality sound,just my .02$...Bob
Merlin...Audiophile and studio.

ATC..Audiophile and Studio speakers,basically the same speaker models,just looks as well.Very impressive list of studio end users..see their website for the comprehensive list.Expensive.

Audiophile Merlin VSM-MM end user.