Re: Just bought PS3 - audio connection to tube preamp question(s)
Well your first problem is the 40G won't play SACD's, you need the 80G for that, that was one of the cost cutting things on the lower priced model.
SACD will only play through HDMI
You can use the stock multi AV connector & use the RCA stereo outputs for audio, I think you can go in the setup menu & choose what ever audio output you want.
It will only output 1 audio source at a time if I remember right so if you want to watch a movie using HDMI or Toslink audio you have to change the settings in the menu again.
I'm using HDMI for all my audio on my 60G PS3 including SACD.