Your guess is correct the Beaulieu is the 708EL double track, three bladed shutter.
You are not really going to believe this but I'm not quite sure what you mean by the built in pulse sync facilities of the Visacustic 2000, is it between the projector and the separate control unit (Steuergerat) that I have?
When I bought the Visacustic the Kodak sound cartridges were no longer available and I must admit that I haven't been brave enough to try the Weberling (Bolex) sound striper that I have!
I've never seen a GS1200 in the flesh so I don't know much about it, when I bought the Goko RM8008 I also got a GS800 from the same seller, but I really didn't like it much and after I bought the Beaulieu and the Bauer I sold the GS.
Regarding the friction linings for the Beaulieu what exactly do I have to order and would Van Eck be able to supply them? I need to order a drive belt for my Bolex 421 from them.
The temp yesterday was over 43 where we are in the hills east of Perth, today it is not so hot only about 38 but the humidity is terrible!