This is my first post. I have a large open floor plan (700 sq feet) and I'm trying to create an equally high quality soundstage around the room. My setup sounds good however I find that the volume of grouped speakers is not consistent (probably due to using different speakers). By this I mean, that when sitting in the middle of the space, volume has to be adjusted for specific speakers in the group so that it sounds even. As a result, I have to adjust the volume on individual speakers in the group so that volume from one side of the room isn't noticeably louder than the other.
All speakers sound good. I've taken advice from the Sonos Community in choosing my setup. I currently have the highly recommended play 1 pair and sub on one end of the room (living room area) and a single play 5 gen 2 on the other end (kitchen). The play 5 volume always needs to be increased so that it is not over powered by the play 1 pair and sub. This is true although I am sitting slightly closer to the play 5 than the play 1 pair with sub.
My questions are:
1) would getting another play 5 for the kitchen and pairing increase the volume on that end of the space to be even with the play 1 pair & sub?
2) would I be better off getting another sub for the kitchen to add to the play5 allowing the play 5 to play at a slightly higher volume as sub takes on lower frequencies?
3) do I really need another play 1 pair sub combo for the kitchen in order to have more consistent volume?
Other suggestions or is this something I can't avoid? I also have 2 play 3s and a play 5 gen 1.