I've built several stereo decoders using the LM1800 with great results. The circuit is simple and uses no coils or inductors. Also known as ULN2244. You can buy the NTE-743 replacement for around $10 from a variety of domestic sources. Real LM1800's are sometimes listed on ebay for $5.00. Off-shore warehouses have them cheaper but you have to buy in quantity.
Here's a typical circuit shown driving buffer amps for low-Z output.
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