Using a studio monitor for home listening?

Has anyone tried using a pair of main studio monitors at home? Most studio monitors don't look as good as consumer speakers. Other than that, any protential incompatibilities?
Karls is exactly right -- some of the monitor speakers that grew out of the BBC legacy have excellent reputations for accuracy. Also, there are some others such as the original Wilson Watt and the specially modified Avalon Acoustic speakers used by Keith Johnson. Unfortunately, there are many, many more that fail to match, or even come close to, those standards.
Very interesting post. I have actually been using two loudspeaker designs, one for 20 years and the other for 2 years, which are used as studio monitors; Yamaha NS1000M and B&W Nautilus 801s. I believe the Yamaha's were originally designed for the Swedish Broadcasting Company and the 801s (in various forms) have had extensive use as studio monitors over the years (the N801s are used as studio monitors at Abbey Road Studios).

Both designs are, as a monitor should be, extremely revealing and will play very loud. I have been extremely happy with the Yamaha's over the years. The N801's are, in my opinion, the best loudspeakers I have ever heard. Unlike conventional studio speakers, both designs look excellent in a domestic situation.


Thanks for the comments. While doing research for buying pair of monitors for my bedroom listening, I found that Dynaudio has monitors for hi-fi consumer market (e.g., Audience and Contour series); it also has a line of pro-studio monitors (e.g., BM5, BM6, BM15, etc). Similarly, Tannoy has a line for consumer and a line for pro-studio. I am just wondering whether I can use a pair of studio monitors like the BM6's for my bedroom listening.

It seems that people think that the pro-studio monitors are more revealing than similar consumer monitors. I would think that "more revealing" is a good attribute, thus stodio monitors are a better deal (they seem to cost less).

If you have used pro-studio monitors for home listening, please share your experience with me. Thanks!
I would be more concerned with finding a speaker u like...regardless of what it was intended for...that being said...hi-end "commercial" brands are easier to find...and you can a/b them at your local hi-end shop...and if you are lucky enough to have a good shop in your area...there is no need to to listen to every speaker under the local has Vandersteen,Spendor,Magnepan,JM Lab,Sonus Faber,etc....if one of these wont do the trick...mise well stay at best buy...
If you are looking for monitors that does not subject you to listening fatigue, then nearfield studio monitors are worth considering. Studio engineers spend many hours each day listening to these boxes.