I really enjoyed the Woo room too. I wish there had been more headphone related companies showing.
Overloaded bass is a common show problem and is generally the fault of the room/treatments and not the speakers, so I try not to pay too much attention to it when listening at shows. I heard a number of systems that I thought were quite good. The new Sony's, the latest Hansen Prince, and the new Wilson Sophia model. Harbeths sounded very good (as usual), for a smallish full-range speaker. Oh, and what is that company that advertises the "best speakers in the world" in every issue of Stereophile? They were in two rooms and sounded pretty good, but they are so ugly! Especially the large one. I would never have that monstrosity in my house, even if I could afford it, which I can't.
There was a line to hear the MBL room. They are great speakers in nearly every way, but don't do it for me. I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe the sound has a sort of diffuse feel?
The bass on the KEF Blade was one-note, but I bet it is capable of much better. On the other hand, the new 8K KEF with drivers based on research from the Blade, showed very well.
I only got a few minutes with the Quads and did not get to sit in the sweet spot, but it was cool to hear them at all.
Overall, the show was on the small side, but it was better than last year's NY Axpona (sp?) in every way. I hope they can build to something even better next year. Also, the NY retailers who had competing events should either join in or back off. I stopped by Stereo Exchange and it was empty. Chris Connaker was holding court in the back with a couple of guys. The guy from Totem, who is the owner, was standing by himself, looking bored. No demos going. No energy. Not very welcoming, as usual for NYC hi-fi stores.