Hi Roy..thank you for the reply. These driver gaskets are all original and never touched so I assumed they were still sealed. I know little of the cloth surround so when someone mentioned sealing the cloth with your material, it made sense. Now you say that the cloth rarely fails so I am back to zero as far as where to check. I did look over the drivers and it seems tight and the sealant still pliable around the edges.
I just know so little about this, I am at a loss at what to do. There is only the mid and woofer to check...right? I just may put this away for now and give it to my speaker guy if and when I find another to match this one.
Any covered hole in the cabinet can be the source of a leak. The most obvious ones are the driver-to-cabinet seals of the tweeter, mid, and woofer. If all seals seem OK, then maybe some re-sealant is needed for your woofer surrounds. Applying the re-sealant discussed above won't hurt anything, whether you "need it" or not...Btw, if your level controls are working, your 2a is probably quite usable as is, regardless of your woofer "push test" results. Just don't drive the speaker too hard.
Send me a PM if I can be of assistance. I may also have a line on a single AR-2a to go with the one you have.