Popping noises

I noticed today a very slight 'popping' sound in my left channel. Noticed this noise while my tube amp was idling and I am presuming it is a driver tube in the amp section...is this a fair guess or could it be something else?
Does this happen only during warm-up; perhaps within the first half hour only?

Seems to happen during warm up only. After I took the amp off idle and played various pieces it seemed ok.
Sounds like it might be a power tube getting ready to go.

Could be just a bad connection developing between tube pins and socket connection. Try removing and re-seating the tubes, power and small tubes. If you can identify the specific tube, and you might do this by rotating tubes from channel to channel, you can also try to tighten the contacts in the power tube sockets if the former doesn't work.
check the bias if its ok let it go esp if it only during idle. Jan
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I will re-check the bias, although on my ARC amp this is a real chore...:0(
The driver tubes, as well as the power tubes, are all fairly new with less than 50 hours on all of them. What I am wandering is if my JJ driver tubes are going noisy? JJ's seem to be infamous for this problem although I do like the sound of these.
Yes. It could be JJ's. I've had noisy ones. But as often as not with newer tubes it was a seating/contact problem. One of the reasons I suggested that as a probable issue for you was the appearance of the noise during warm up but not continually thereafter. Metal shrinks when cold and expands when hot. When hot the tubes pins would be making better contact.
Gently tap the sides of each tube, in the noisy amp, with the eraser of a pencil. Some tubes have poor internal connections that, "make" after warmup. If you can recreate the noise, or stop it, via the tapping; you've found the culprit.
Thanks again for all the replies. Today, I checked the bias and re-seated all the tubes. The bias was fine and there were no more popping sounds-- the amp sounded absolutely beautiful again..:0)
After a couple of hours listening, I know again why I just LOVE this amp.