Yup - your amp - something is breaking down to ground - probably a cap.
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" Faulty capacitor."
It's been my experience that when capacitors go bad, they typically do so completely and do not go slowly like a bad solder joint or build ups of deposits on pot stems. They usually don't give a warning sign like a crackling sound. Depending on the cap's function, your first sign is one or more channels going completely out.
I don't think it is the pot stem since when I move the volume up or down the noise is not affected by the movement. It stays constant and is in both channels. The only way I can here it is if I but my head right up to the speaker. When I am in my chair I cant here over overall room noise but now I know it is there and it drives me crazy. I am going to email Mike today. Most likely he will say take it into the shop.