I have set up EAC exactly according to HydrogenAudio, but however I adapt the settings (for the last week!) this EAC will not seamlessly record live or mixed track CDs.
I have not had this problem with lesser CD rippers.
Anyway, I am up against a brick wall - I'm out of ideas and at a low ebb after my delight at finding EAC. I have no problems ripping CDs with ordinary gaps.