Well, I use the same plugins but for sound I have "Null2's Audio Driver 1.3".
Except SPU IRQ Hack everything is checked, under configure I have:
48000 Hz, 16Bit
force VAG 48KHz
enable VAG stream
(all 4 items checked)
Texture quality best colors
Caching type 2
Off Screen Drawing 3
2 GFX Card Buffer
Alpha multipass/Mask bit/advanced blending checked
Special game fix checked (check there also FF9 battle mode)
Maybe this helps. By the way, which graphics card do you've? I got an Geforce2.
I don't understand why there is NTSC (you mean NTSC, don't you?) forced - this shall be PAL. Maybe just click on PAL under Country.
Oh, and if you have the gamepad to digital+analogue, first press F5 to switch back until the game starts! Then you may press F5 again to get back in analog-modus.