Can Ayre V3 power driven by a passive pre?

Am currently using Threshold T-100 with a Reference line passive preamp. Does anyone has good experience with Ayre amp, V3, particularly, driven by a passive preamp? Thanks in advance!

Depends on the output of the source. If the output of the source is high enough it can be.

One thing though.... I would highly advise ditching the Reference Line preamp. Unless you are on a really tight budget, you can get much better and more musical preamplification than any Reference Line preamp has to offer (I have owned the lowest unit they ever made as well has the best one they ever made).

A bit late in the response however yes, I 'm currently using Audio Synthesis Passion (Non-remote), speakers are Platinum Solo and it sounds sensational.............