FIRST: Make sure you're not using winamp LITE or you could get some weird issues. Other than that, RR doesn't change/save EQ settings -- just shows what's on winamp, so you should run winamp alone (no RR) and see if whatever you set stays when closing and re-opening it -- if not, then you need to see what's causing it to loose its settings, maybe remove and re-install it. For your XM volume, how do you get the XM audio in ? through an audio line ? If so, you may want to check the map master volume in RRConfig -- set it to MASTER. Also try changing the output plugin in winamp between directshow and waveout to see if it helps.